Wine of the Week – Limestone Hill Chardonnay, 2012

Danie de Wets’ family began producing wine in South Africa’s Robertson Valley in the late 17th century but it wasn’t until the 20th century that he began urging his father to study European techniques and approaches to winemaking.
The winery pioneered European whites and has been winning awards ever since. Grapes grown in gravelly hills and fermented in stainless tanks are the basis of this wine with full body, fruity aromas of citrus, green apple and peach, and 13.5 percent alcohol.
The estate may have its 18th century architecture, but the winemaking’s cutting edge technology and emphasis on biodiversity sets it squarely in the 21st century. This lovely, dry chardonnay, is a winner of several medals in the competitive arena and for restaurateurs who choose it to complement white meats, seafood and fish. To learn more, check out

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