De Wetshof Lesca Chardonnay 2020
|Region||South Africa, Breede River Valley, Robertson|
A delicious white that is lightly oaked for 3 months; the wood shows up on the palate as a fresh undertone of vanilla bean. With its abundant floral apple fruit, you'd never mistake this for anything but a great Chardonnay. It's drinking well today but could certainly hold for a few years to come.
This fresh white is light- to medium-bodied and well-balanced, featuring a pleasing range of juicy nectarine, Gala apple and salted Marcona almond. Hints of anise and mineral linger on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 4,100 cases made, 325 cases imported.
The 2020 Chardonnay Lesca has a straightforward orchard fruit nose that just needs a little more complexity. The palate is well balanced, taut and fresh, with a fine bead of acidity and more depth on the finish than expected. Enjoy this over the next 3-4 years.