Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay


  • Type : White
  • Occasion : Lunch, Party, BBQ, Easy Drinking
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Colour: lemon gold
  • Character:  Medium body, lemon, tropical, melon, mango, pineapple, pear, creamy, oak
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Volume : 0.75
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 °C
SKU: 10257 Category:

The nose is vibrant and intense, showing an abundance of lemon, lime, grapefruit and crème fraiche aromas and whiffs of pineapple. The mid-palate is zesty with the juicy citrus flavours of the nose following through. The wine is balanced and precise with integrated acidity, a light to medium – body and a fresh mouthfeel. The wine has a lingering, steely finish with hints of green apple and lemon verbena. Its crisp fruitiness makes this a food wine par excellence, yet delicious to enjoy on its own.

How the wine is made

We were faced with cold spells towards the end of our harvest and unexpected rain complicated matters further. Despite these adversities, the quality of our grapes was excellent, mostly since the soils sufficient moisture, after the prolonged drought.
Gentle winemaking practices with minimum intervention contribute to this approachable wine. The grapes were harvested at different ripeness levels, striving for freshness, fruit character, balance and structure. Cold fermentation in stainless steel with inoculated yeasts. We opted for subtle oak usage (3 months in old French Oak Barrels) to emphasise the fresh citrus fruit flavours. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was left on its fine lees for three months, with batonnage being done once a month.