Tasting Notes: Barista Chardonnay from South Africa is elegant and rich with a mouthwatering bouquet of ripe peaches and a splash of tangy citrus. This medium-bodied wine offers a wealth of lemon and green apple flavors supported by vanillin oak. Winemaker Notes: Made from 100% Chardonnay, half the fruit was sourced from the limestone rich soils of Robertson Valley while the balance came from the cool climate region of Elgin. Fermentation techniques account for the wine's layers of complexity, with 15% of the wine fermented in new French oak barrels, 45% in second and third fill barrels, and the remaining forty percent unoaked, fermented in stainless steel. Food Pairings: This wine's crisp fruit component with vanillin oak elements workds well as an apertif, yet complements a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian, lightly-sauced fish, shellfish, mild, creamy curries, lobster, roast poultry, and pasta dishes.