Cape Chamonix Unoaked Chardonnay on release has a bright straw colour with greenish highlights and an intense aroma that recalls ripe apples, lime and pears with hints of herbs and tropical fruit. Bright and steely dry in flavour, the grapefruit and spice sensations are buoyed by zesty acidity that refreshes the palate through a smooth finish. Cape Chamonix Unoaked Chardonnay is the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood such as oysters and mussels.
Steeped in history and boasting some of the highest planted vineyards in the Cape, Chamonix is set amongst 300 hectares of pristine natural beauty on the Eastern slopes of the Franschhoek mountains, it is all about the passion of place: a real honest desire to express the beauty we find ourselves in daily.
All the fruit is hand-selected, and they follow traditional methods such as making use of spontaneous fermentation and no acidification. Organic compost and mulch are ploughed back into the soil, while their use of green-harvesting (low yields per hectare) ensures that the vineyards are not over-produced. Their philosophy of working hand-in-hand with nature to create unique wines and spirits carries through into the cellar, where the small, hands-on team approach their work with passion and creativity. The end result is a product that is pure, natural and made to be enjoyed.