Le Riche Chardonnay
As the only white wine in the Le Riche portfolio, Chardonnay is often referred to as the 'Queen of the Grape Kingdom', making it the perfect match to the 'King of the Grapes', Cabernet Sauvignon. Stellenbosch terroir is ideal for producing excellent offerings of Chardonnay, making a fitting white pairing to our red wine focus.
The Le Riche Chardonnay grapes are sourced from two separate vineyards from the southern area of Stellenbosch. Here, the vines face the cooling winds from False Bay, resulting in fruit that has a delicate structure and a slight minerality. With subtle oaking in order to highlight the inherent fruit freshness and citrus zest naturally present in the wine, the Chardonnay is a blend between clay amphorae and barrel fermented fruit. Aged for 11 months in a combination of clay amphorae and French oak barrels, the final result shows a fresh acidity and fruit-forwardness while remaining dynamic in complexity.