Cap Maritime<br />2019 Chardonnay<br>South Africa

Cap Maritime
2019 Chardonnay
South Africa

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Cape South Coast | South Africa
GRAPES Chardonnay
APPELLATION Walker Bay | Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
92 points, Tim Atkin MW |
92 points, James Suckling |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
90 points, Wine Advocate |
89 points, Vinous |
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Critic Reviews
92 points, James Suckling
“A vibrant, refined chardonnay with dried mango, spiced apple, burnt lemon and clove on the nose, as well as some ash and praline. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and layered with a spicy and toasty edge. Sustainable. Drink now or hold.”

92 points, Tim Atkin MW
“Gottried Mocke uses a combination of new wood and foudres on this appealing Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay, which combines oak sweetness and toast with citrus and stone fruit flavours and a pithy, stony finish. The wood needs a little more time to integrate. 2022-24”

91 points, Wine Spectator
“Matchstick and hay notes on the nose give way to a lush and creamy range of baked white peach, ripe Jonagold apple and chopped hazelnut flavors on the palate of this expressive white, with a hint of lemon curd. Round and medium-bodied, with a fresh backbone of acidity providing fine focus and definition throughout. Drink now through 2024.”

90 points, Wine Advocate
“The 2019 Chardonnay begins with a bright nose overflowing with aromas of sweet citrus, yellow apple and seductive French oak nuances of baking spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is lively and energetic, delivering a food-friendly expression across the mid-palate before ending with a delightfully long finish. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, then underwent spontaneous fermentation. The wine aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. 4,500 bottles were filled.”

89 points, Vinous
“The 2019 Chardonnay, from winemaker Gottfried Mocke, has a bright and quite Burgundian (Meursault) inspired bouquet of walnut and light smoky aromas. The fresh, focused palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and a smooth, lightly honeyed finish. Just a very quaffable Chardonnay.”

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About The Winery
Marc Kent is the owner, chief winemaker, and driving force behind Cap Maritime. Marc has always considered the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as one of the most exciting places to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in South Africa, and with Cap Maritime, Boekenhoutskloof has created wines that capture the essence of their origin, while at the same time representing a style of wine to which the winery aspires. A maverick spirit, he is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail. Marc is also the owner of Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge, The Wolftrap, and Helderberg Winery.