De Wetshof ensure that they produce such high quality wines by implementing the upmost degree of precision in their vineyards and winery. This has enabled them to consistently deliver trail-blazing bottles time and time again. A fantastic example is this Chardonnay, which expresses fresh apple, pear and peach notes, along with a finish of citrus and nuts on the palate.
"The label on this classic Cape Chardonnay notes that it is ‘Unwooded’ and also ‘Lees Matured’. Given the perfect Robertson climate for growing this grape (the cool nights that result in perfectly ripe fruit and terrific bright acidity), this is a time-honoured and straightforward recipe for making nicely balanced, refreshing white wines. And while it is made by a very reputable winery, the price seems too cheap for a wine to seriously consider for top-flight entertaining. But no. This Chardonnay is shaped like a first-class Mâcon Blanc, and the last few words of my tasting note read – ‘absolutely delicious, with great acidity and more depth of fruit than one can possibly imagine at this price’. That was before I heard about the case discount. There may well be sceptics who still don’t quite believe me, so remember who is selling this wine – Decorum is not a South African specialist but a Burgundy expert, and this is the standard to which this wine is held." - Matthew Jukes, April 2022