The First Lady range of wines are a tribute to Norma Ratcliffe. The founder and first winemaker at Warwick estate and of the first women to make wine in South Africa. This wine is the exception to the rule for many that do not enjoy Chardonnay. It is elegantly crafted to highlight the amazing fruit and texture of Chardonnay.
Pale straw colour with flecks of green when it catches the light: this wine is drenched in citrus lemon, lime and orange peel- with a healthy dose of apple blossom fragrance, which hints to its ethereal nature. On the palate just-ripe pineapple, apple and lemony freshness is underscored by a subtle wet stone salinity. A gently textured mouthful draws into a bright yet lingering acidity.
Food matches: Pair with baked butternut squash with nutmeg spiced ricotta and sage or chicken korma.
Serves at: 9-11°C