True consistency of Chardonnay by De Wetshof

Chardonnay is of course De Wetshof's calling card and when second-generation Johann de Wet (now CEO) starting asserting his style at the Robertson estate, he introduced the Limestone Hill un-wooded Chardonnay in 2016 which in fact won Double-Gold at the Veritas for unwooded Chardonnays. The delicious sea-some nature of the wine pairs perfectly with oysters, which we enjoyed with the 2019 vintage at the annual launch of the wine. With the wine having won the Oyster Wine of the year in Japan recently - there seemed to be no better  choice to match with the wine!

This year the Cape Town launch was appropriately held at the SeaBreeze restaurant in Bree Street, where of course seafood is paramount.  We had 2 types of oyster - Knysna (which after much discussion at our table seems not to exist), Saldanha oysters and then 2 others dressed in true South African colours - with amasi (fermented milk) and horseradish.  I am certainly an oyster fan, and found them a perfect marriage. I just love that sea-some taste, it takes me straight back to collecting oysters on the beach on the Wild Coast.

It is unusual to have a wine event with just one wine, and I must say this was truly the 'piece de resistance', as we could very clearly taste the impact of the various courses on the one wine.  The main course of Yellowfin tuna again was sublime, with the lemony sauteed potatoes being the hit for me.  It was simply delicious.
Chef and owners Alex & Ruth Grahame hail from Hornblowers in Gourdon, Scotland and really are doing a great job showcasing fresh and simple seafood.
Vitamin Sea... all one needs

Well done to the De Wetshof team for producing another classic and consistently charming un-wooded chardonnay.