The Oak Valley Groenlandberg Chardonnay is hand-picked and sourced from Oak Valley’s mountain block situated on a south-facing slope at an altitude of 430m. The high altitude, unique microclimate, and gentle winemaking practices, create a wine that is delicate, yet rich in character, carrying a strong sense of place. This Chardonnay has ripe flavour profiles and beautiful natural acidity balanced with just enough weight and texture. A vintage that is both accessible early on but with the typical Elgin aging potential. The nose has plenty of lemon peel, jasmine, grapefruit and flint. The palate is dense and packed with flavours of lemon tart, passion fruit and a linear acidity.
Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Sir Antonie became a Senator in the Cape Parliament and was knighted by King George in 1916 for his efforts to reconcile the Boers and Brits in the bitter aftermath of the Boer War. Well over a century has passed since the pioneering accomplishments of Sir Antonie and today Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.