Vinum by Radford Dale first release, but from vines they have worked with for many years. Following their purchase of an organic wine farm in Elgin, Alex and his partner have redirected these Stellenbosch sites from our Terroir tier and into Vinum. They are big fans of granite Chardonnay and here in the Polkadraai the soils are younger, decomposing & carrying warmth, whilst the ocean breezes keep things in check above ground. It gives coastal Stellenbosch Chardonnay a unique character – a telltale smack of minerality and real tension from underlying, naturally derived acidity
Pale gold in colour with vibrant green tinge. Lemon blossom and mandarin notes combine on the nose, while a touch of brioche hints at barrel fermentation. Lively acidity and lemon zest add zip to the palate after which white peach lead into a generously round mid palate. The finish is taut and crisp leaving one with a clean, mineral lift.