Among the long rolling south-facing slopes of the Stellenbosch winelands, caressed by cool coastal breezes, lies the boutique winery and vineyard, Journey's End. With only a handful of premium, hand-crafted wines produced here, the focus is very much on quality.
This Chardonnay represents the pinnacle of white wine making at the Journey’s End Estate. The grapes are harvested from the best vineyards and the winemaking finishes with maturation in brand new oak for 8 months. The grapes were handpicked early morning from 2 different blocks. The one block was picked at 22.5 balling which gives the citrus/ minerality character to the wine. The other block was picked at 24.5 balling and contributes to the riper fruit flavours in the wine.
Clear and bright, straw with a hint of green. The wine shows delicate citrus fruit and orange blossom characteristics as well as vanilla oak aromatics due to the generous 7 month barrelling period. The palate is smooth, with a zesty malic acid finish due to restrained malolactic fermentation. Drink now with potential aging until 2022.