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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2006
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 90504)

PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $9.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Chardonnay displays beautiful toast aroma on the nose with hints of apricot, melon and citrus fruit. It is dry with a well balanced weight and fullness that demands attention. A zesty palate packed with apricot and citrus fruit flavor is supported by lovely nut, butterscotch and vanilla oak nuances. The flavor gains intensity in the mouth with a fascinating long finish. It will mature well over the next 2 to 4 years.

An ideal accompaniment to sushi, oysters and full-flavored fish such as tuna and salmon. Excellent with pasta or white meat dishes served with rich, creamy sauces.

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About Fleur du Cap:

One of South Africa's premier and best-known labels, Fleur du Cap, is a member of the Distell group.  The Fleur du Cap wines are made from grapes meticulously selected from superior vineyard blocks in the Cape Coastal region and are made in a contemporary style which captures and reflects the highly sought-after qualities of varietal character and terroir.   Leading the way, this new generation of wines is crafted in compliance with universal guidelines to ensure environmentally friendly winemaking practices.

Winemakers Cobus Gerber, Coenie Snyman and Bennie Liebenberg strive to make well-versed wines that reflect minimal intervention in the cellar. Great skill, unwavering dedication and participative team work lies behind the success of the Fleur du Cap wines. Making wine "the way Mother Nature intended" requires greater care from the winemaking team as each step of the intricate winemaking process has to be gently and sensitively handled to produce wines that express their terroir and varietal character.