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 2015 Fijnbosch Chardonnay opens with aromas of toasted brioche, lime, satsuma and ripe orange peel. The density carries through to a rich palate full of marmalade and a long mineral finish accentuated by a seam of acid which holds together the tightly woven tension and length.
Due to its unique nature, this wine is limited to roughly 100 cases produced in any given vintage.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape,
Fijnbosch “Flowers” Block - Planted at 1,968 feet, this block is home to the highest planted vines in the Stellenbosch District.
Tim Atkin, Tim Atkin South Africa Report, September 2020