Crystallum Chardonnay Clay Shales 2019 Hemel en Aarde
The single-vineyard ÔClay ShalesÕ is in a cool-climate area just outside the Hemel-en-Aarde, which gives the wine lovely acid and balance, while the wild yeast fermentation and clay soils give superb texture. Classic flint on the nose with candied lemon, ripe peach and honeysuckle flavours on the palate with hints of honey. A saline minerality and succulent, juicy texture add to the complexity of this intense and long lasting wine. This is certainly one of South AfricaÕs best Chardonnays, which makes it one of the world's best value chardonnays.