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    2020 Tesselaarsdal Chardonnay (Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, SA) 7W


    Creamier wines with balanced fruit, alcohol, acidity, and body. The "yummy" section.

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    2020 Tesselaarsdal Chardonnay (Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, SA) 7W

    This refined wine showcases a balance of smoothness and lively acidity, accented by nuanced flavors of white pear and lemon zest. Reflecting its origin, this medium-bodied wine from a cool climate is both velvety and invigorating, culminating in an elegant, lingering finish.

    About The Varietal


    Chardonnay, possibly the most famous among white grape varieties, is frequently regarded as reaching its peak expression in its Burgundian birthplace. However, this grape has journeyed across the globe, and Chardonnay wines, ranging from outstanding to less inspiring, can now be discovered in various wine-producing regions worldwide.

    About The Producer


    Located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Western Cape region of South Africa, TessBerene Sauls has exceeded all expectations with Tesselaarsdal. In more than one respect, Tesselaarsdaal is a breakthrough. Formerly employed by Hamilton Russell Estates and mentored by Anthony Hamilton Russell, not only is the first wine project for Berene, but importantly it is the first wine project wholly-owned by a member of a “previously disadvantaged community” in the Hemel-en-Aarde area and, indeed, the Overstrand. The wine is named after the historic rural hamlet Tesselaarsdal, not far from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, where Berene was born. It was at Tesselaarsdal where Berene's ancestors once lived as freed slaves on land bequeathed to them in 1810 by former East India Company Settler, Johannes Tesselaar. The naming of her first wine appropriately honors her roots. elaarsdal is known for its commitment to crafting high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Their winemaking philosophy typically involves a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques, cultivating a variety of grape varietals suited to the specific climate and soil conditions of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


    Creamier wines with balanced fruit, alcohol, acidity, and body. The "yummy" section.