Delaire Graff Summercourt Chardonnay 2022

Vibrant and pure, this Chardonnay is a classic expression of Stellenbosch’s mountainous terroir. The handcrafted skill of our Winemaker is evident in a regime of precise and reserved oaking to enhance the texture. Sumptuous and opulently juicy, the Summercourt Chardonnay offers bright, zesty white peach and tropical fruit which plays harmoniously on the palate and finishes with a refined minerality.

The grapes were whole bunch pressed and placed in stainless steel tanks to initiate the fermentation process until 50 percent complete. Juice was then moved to 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels where fermentation was completed. The wine then spent 10 months in the older barrels on primary lees.

The Estate
With 20 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes of Botmaskop Mountain planted with Bordeaux reds and Chardonnay grapes, Delaire Graff Estate produces supremely elegant vintages and they are honoured to have been named one of the Top 50 wineries by the World’s Best Vineyards — placing first within the African continent.
Surrounded by South Africa’s prominent Stellenbosch vineyards silhouetted against a mountainous backdrop sits the Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Owned by Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds International, the estate houses private lodges, a luxury spa, a South African contemporary art collection, a Graff diamond store, and Delaire Graff wines. 

Alcohol 13.6 %vol