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Lothian Chardonnay 2015

The Experience

Drink When...
Whenever you like!
Listen To...
Cream by Prince
Think About...
Creamy
Drink With...
Grilled veal chops with mushrooms

The Oddbins Take

A light golden chardonnay that has peaches, pears and apple notes in abundance, topped off with nutty and butterscotch aromas. Medium weighted with excellent texture and acidity. Crisp with a long dry finish this wine balances characters of
pure fruit with creamy mouth filling complexity.

The Vital Statistics

Country
South Africa
Vintage
2015
Drink
To be updated
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1.8 g/l
14.0%

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£15.50

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The Style

Grape
Chardonnay (100%)

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Lothian Vineyards is owned and run by the Wilson family. Originally from Scotland, they are now in their third generation of winemaking in the Cape. Set on the banks of the Palmiet River, and a private lake in the Elgin Valley, Lothian estate is also positioned in the Kogelberg Biosphere, which contains approximately 1654 plant species known only to this area.

Their aim is to work in harmony with the surrounding nature and the local community by engaging non-interventionist techniques to create wines that resonate the unique qualities of this site. Even Lothian House, a feat of modern architecture, has been designed with a sensitivity towards the environment.

Elgin has proven itself to be the perfect location as its proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean, paired with its high altitudes, makes for a cool environment. An ideal setting for growing Lothian’s Burgundian-style varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Rose.

The grapes are hand-picked in their prime so as to take advantage of their full flavours. The fruit is handled as little as possible, allowing Richard Kershaw, head winemaker, to craft Lothian’s elegant and complex wines.

Cooled prior to crushing, the grapes went through a short period with the skin-on before being lightly pressed. Fermentation began in stainless steel vats with a combination of ambient and cultured yeasts. This was then transferred to a selection of French barrique (15% new) followed by intensive battonage to bolster the wine. Maturing took place for eleven months on fine lees in order to add a richness. Finally, the Lothian Chardonnay was lightly lightly filtered before being bottled.