Wine of the Week – Robertson Winery, Chardonnay 2013

35 contributing individual farms make up Robertson Winery in the southern tip of South Africa, many of them 7th generation wine growers with an estimated 7.5 million vines. Bordered by a mountain and a river, Robertson is known for its Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. This Chard is crisp and perky, balancing lemon-lime fruit and subtle, toasty flavors from French oak. Serve with a variety of foods from spicy Asian fare to seafood, chicken or pork dishes. Vineyards with gravelly soil with clay are planted with Chardonnay. Robertson believes in minimal handling, letting the grapes speak for themselves.

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