Kara-Tara Chardonnay


Kara-Tara Chardonnay is sourced from vineyard sites across Overberg, Elgin, and Stellenbosch. The unique terroir of these regions have distinct characteristics to the wine. Tafelberg Sandstone in the Overberg contributes stony soils, lending a flinty minerality, while the Elgin grapes provide a refreshing zest acidity, creating a beautifully balanced profile. The Stellenbosch vineyard benefits from the cooling ocean winds, infusing the grapes with a saline quality. Barrel maturation in primarily neutral French oak, with a touch of new oak, enhances the wine’s complexity. Regular lees stirring adds a fuller body and acidity, showcasing the artistry and precision of the winemaking process.


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Kara-Tara Chardonnay is a wine that captures the essence of select cool climate regions with a touch of winemaker Rudger van Wyk’s expertise. This Chardonnay presents a blend of zesty citrus notes, tropical fruits, and a cool minerality, creating a fresh and elegant expression of the classic varietal. With a pale straw colour and enticing aromas of tropical fruit, orange, lime zest, and butterscotch, the palate unfolds with flavours of passionfruit, pineapple, and flint. Balanced by well-integrated acidity, a creamy mouthfeel, and a rich mineral finish, this wine is truly captivating. Crafted with 100% Chardonnay grapes sourced from Overberg, Elgin, and Stellenbosch, it embodies the diverse terroir of the regions. Aged for 9 months in French oak, with regular lees stirring, this wine achieves a fuller body and acidity. Bottled with minimal fining and filtration, it is also vegan-friendly. The Kara-Tara Chardonnay is a recommended choice for Chablis enthusiasts. 

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