Tasting this unwooded Chardonnay ignited an instant craving for oysters, scallops, and any other sea creature that comes from a shell. The searing acidity, crisp citrus fruit, green apple and peach are balanced with a round full mouth feel from time on the lees and a striking flinty minerality. Consume this wine no cooler than 60 degrees. It is the perfect wine for your ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) friends to remind them why this wonderful grape, unencumbered by butter, vanilla, and spice, is a treasure to savor.

WHO: De Wetshof Estate
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Robertson, South Africa
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $18

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