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White Wines

Our white wine selection is small, but all that you would expect from the new wave in South Africa.  We range from the zesty lime freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc to the tropical stone fruits and the oak notes of the Chardonnay and the White blend.  The quality of the wine holds true, with even the honey suckle notes of the Saskia matched blow for blow by the invigorating freshness that leaves you refreshed and replete.  The dessert wine rounds off the selection with a solid top score in the recent platters guide. 

Paserene - Chardonnay

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Paserene - Chardonnay



Paserene’s Chardonnay makes the best use of the premium cool climate Elgin plot to create a deep golden green wine with ginger, lemon and cream notes.  The 2015 release scored five stars in the recent Platter guide.

About the Taste

The promise of the premium Chardonnay blending tropical flavours with cooler region subtleties is brought to life in wine maker Martin Smith’s hands.  The wine exhibits a deep golden green colour.  Primary aromas of ginger, lemon, cream and oatmeal lead the bouquet followed by white sonnet fruit (poached peach and lemon oil).  The beautifully crafted palate of the Chardonnay shows great concentration without being overtly powerful.  A firm acidity is complemented by well integrated oak which contributes to the wines long finish and elegance.  Decanting recommended.

About the Production

The wine is 100% Chardonnay, a versatile grape grown all over the world and which performs well in both cooler and warmer climates.  Typically a Chardonnay from the New World will be big and bold – tropical fruits like mango or coconut.  But when grown in the most premium cooler regions of these countries the balance created blends those intense flavours with the subtlety that makes the wine really pop.

The grapes were picked when they revealed the right flavour profile and colour and then the wine was made completely naturally with no enzymes or yeast added. As is martin’s signature the wine is designed to resemble its true state.  It was matured for 16 months in barrel and stirred weekly.  Only second and third fill barrels were used to give a more balanced flavour to the oak.  The wine was bottled after clarification without being filtered.

About Paserene

Paserene is the passion of Master Wine Maker Martin Smith (formerly of Vilafonté and now dedicating his time to Paserene).  He currently produces 5,000 bottles a year of two varietals – the excellent Chardonnay and the stunning Bordeaux Blend.  Two more wines are promised from this excellent vineyard – a Syrah (which has been in barrel for over three years now) and a Cabernet Sauvignon, both of which promise to be exceptional.

Paserene have taken a best of breed approach and have multiple parcels of land which enables them to cherry pick the very best condition to make excellent grapes for the wines they want to make. The White Wine grapes come from Elgin, a region prized for it’s combination of altitude and cooling breeze from the Ocean, just 7.5 miles away.  This lower temperature makes for a slower and more gradual ripening, leading to more balanced wines with great depth and flavour.  Perfect for Chardonnay.

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