South Africa’s Western Cape can be called both the oldest
wine region of the New World and the newest wine region of the Old World.
Capensis skillfully combines these two facets — the oldest and the newest — of
Western Cape winemaking. It embodies the unparalleled quality that comes from
old, gnarled vines planted in some of the oldest soils in the world, and it
represents the young energy of a new generation of winemakers determined to
make world-class wines with state-of-the-art techniques.
Capensis, meaning “from the Cape,” is a leader in bringing
South Africa to the forefront as a world-class Chardonnay producer. The
commitment to Chardonnay comes from the belief that the truly great vineyard
sites around the world are revealed by only a few noble grape varieties.
The ancient soils, dramatic landscapes and historic
vineyards of Stellenbosch, Overberg and Robertson are the foundation for this
chardonnay, which honors the greatness of South Africa. Winemaker Graham Weerts
has carefully selected the finest Chardonnay vineyards within the Western Cape
to create this expressive wine.
VARIETY 100% Chardonnay
REGION Western Cape, South Africa
93 Points - Cathy van Zyl, Platter’s South African Wine Guide, November