1659 Reserve Chardonnay 2014


Boutinot South Africa

1659 is a celebration of the first vintage of South Africa which was authorised in that year by the founder of Cape Town, Jan Van Riebeeck. Minimal and restrained in presentation, the wines certainly over-deliver when tasted – pure fruit expression, texture and presence. They are great value for money, consistent and reliable. All grapes are hand harvested and most of the vines are trained using the Perold system, or are bush vines.

Meet the producer

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Fruit is sourced from long-established vineyards on the Wellington/Swartland borders, an area of low rainfall and mainly decomposed granite soils. The vines are low-trellised and the grapes are picked by hand in the early hours of the morning to retain their freshness. Grapes are chilled on arrival then pressed and the juice settled in tank prior to fermentation. We keep the wine on its fine lees for as long as possible prior to bottling. There is no oak treatment.

Tasting notes

Dry, lightly-oaked and fruity with baked pear and banana aromas and a buttery twist. The palate is creamy with a long crisp finish.

Food match

The ideal companion to seafood and poultry dishes.