Great Hearts Chardonnay 2022

Great Hearts Chardonnay 2022

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Great Hearts Chardonnay

Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa

Vintage: 2022

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Chardonnay

ABV: 13.5%

This wine has attractive aromas of lemon rind, red apple, wet stone and melba toast on the nose. On the palate, bracing acidity is complemented by velvety texture and well-defined fruit. The finish is long and refreshing.

The grapes for their Stellenbosch Chardonnay are sourced from a single vineyard planted on the cool, south-facing slopes of the Polkadraai Hills. The site’s decomposed granite soils, southerly aspect and cooling maritime influence from False Bay, produce a Chardonnay with vibrant texture and purity of fruit. Fermented and aged in 500-litre French oak barrels, the resulting expression is layered and complex.

Founded in 2021, Great Heart is a staff empowerment project collectively owned by the winery workers of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. The logo, a flock of Wagtails, refers to South African folklore, in which the Wagtail bird is often depicted as a symbol of bravery and selflessness. Under the mentorship of Chris and Andrea Mullineux, Great Heart’s head winemaker Gynore Hendricks and his team uphold a similar philosophy. Following sustainable viticultural practices and minimal intervention winemaking, they produce wines focusing on single sites and natural fruit intensity.