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CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH THIS TOP 5 CHARD FROM DE KRANS

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From the De Krans cellar on Buffelvlei, the first farm to be established at Calitzdorp in the mid-18th century, comes an ever-increasing range of enjoyable and affordable wines, diverse in character, cultivar and style. From the Classic Range the 2018 Wild Ferment chardonnay is a winner that celebrates both summer and its position in the top five at the inaugural 2019 Best Value Chardonnay contest organised by winemag.co.za. Retailing at around R73 it slots into the middle of the competition price points of R60 and R100.

This charming chard is unwooded, and, as its name implies, was made with no added yeast, spontaneous fermentation taking place more slowly, after which the wine was kept on fine lees for 6 months before bottling.

Citrus and butterscotch aromas lead to more of the the same on the palate, plus a little creaminess and crispness, in happy balance.

Made to be enjoyed, with moderate 13% alcohol levels, this is a white with wide appeal, whether sipped as aperitif, partnering summer salads or fare like marinated chicken on the coals.

To find out more, visit www.dekrans.co.za

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