The Capensis Fijnbosch Chardonnay seeks to showcase the pinnacle of purity from a singular site within the Stellenbosch District, and is only produced by our winemaker, Graham Weerts, during exceptional vintages. While our flagship wine, Capensis Western Cape Chardonnay, is sourced from specific vineyard sites across the Western Cape, fruit for this wine is sourced exclusively from the “Flowers” block on the estate Fijnbosch vineyard. Planted at 1,968 feet, this block is home to the highest planted vines in the Stellenbosch District.
Special consideration is exercised in the selection of each vine that becomes a part of this blend to ensure depth, finesse, and quality of the highest level is apparent in the glass. Intense and concentrated, the 2016 Fijnbosch Chardonnay opens with aromas of intensely deep, freshly baked bread, citrus blossoms, lime, fresh peaches and melted butter. Bright and full on the palate, mesmerizing minerality, salinity and a core of acid, , tightly weaving the entire experience together for a super long finish.
Due to its limited nature, only 57 cases of this wine was produced in 2016.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape,
Fijnbosch “Flowers” Block - Planted at 1,968 feet, this block is home to the highest planted vines in the Stellenbosch District.
Angela Lloyd, Platter's South African Wine Guide, November 2021