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Topiary Wines - Chardonnay 2017


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Paarl
  • Wine Area: Franschhoek
  • Wine Maker: Philippe Colin
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
"This delightful Chardonnay has subtle struck match reduction, some honey and vanilla spice, good texture and balancing acidity"

Wine tasting notes

A complex Chardonnay made in a Burgundian style by Philippe Colin. The palate has a luxurious mouthfeel, bright acidity and fresh lime finish.

Winery Information

Topiary Wines

Sited high in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley to the east of Stellenbosch, Topiary is owned by two renowned French vignerons; Philippe Colin of Chassagne-Montrachet fame and Serge Jaczynski, a wine agent and consultant sommelier. Since acquiring the estate in late 2014, Philippe’s first full harvest at the helm coincided with the stunning 2015 vintage. With plantings of red varietals dominating Topiary’s vineyards it is surely within the 2ha of Chardonnay vines that Philippe feels most.. read more

Vinification Notes

Grapes were picked early in the morning to preserve freshness. The must was settled and alcoholic fermentation started with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks for one week before it was transferred to 450L Rousseau Piano barrels (French). Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally during the 12 months’ ageing, with battonage taking place every two weeks.