De Wetshof

De Wetshof is a third generation family and the first registered wine estate in South Africa’s Robertson Valley, where wine has been made for over 150 years. They are celebrated internationally as South Africa’s most eminent house of Chardonnay due to the pioneering role that they played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the Cape.

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De Wetshof Cuvée Brut

A Chardonnay dominated Cap Classique with gorgeous tiny bubbles exploding with delicate lemon and lime citrus layered with creamy brioche lees intrigue and astute Pinot Noir influenced structure.

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De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc

A supple Sauvignon Blanc with overt fresh tropical flavours layered with hints of green pepper and and ripe figs finishing with freshness and slight minerality.

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De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay

An unwooded Chardonnay named after the clay and lime rich soils in the vineyard of its origins that impart a  text book typical citrus fruit clarity allowing the wine ample complexity in its unadorned form.

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De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay

A legendary chardonnay from a spectacular vineyard rendering a unique eloquent wine with a tremendous core of pure citrus fruit character opulently oak fermented and matured adding toasty nutty complexity that unfolds in fascinating layers on a lingering finish.

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De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay

The soils' limestone and clay components help the vines to develop strong citrus flavours with a pronounced nuttiness on the mid-palate which leads through to a clean finish with zesty citrus notes.

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De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay

An unwooded wine from the Bon Vallon vineyards with soils rich in limestone and broken mountain rock affording  pristine varietal expression of classic citrus, wild flowers and grilled nut, nuanced with minerality on a brisk fresh finish.

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De Wetshof The Site

This is a multi-dimensional wine distinguished by a remarkable complexity of flavours derived from the fine quality of grapes from a specific perfectly located vineyard site established in 1986 that has produced Chardonnay grapes of exceptional quality year after year. Matured in French oak barrels for one year with fine aromas of lime and vanilla rounded off with a nutty, creamy texture.

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De Wetshof Rhine Riesling

An aromatic, crisp and delicate Alsace-style dry Rhine Riesling with an intriguing complex green apple, lime and spice character that finishes with finesse. Great food wine.

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De Wetshof Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon

This Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence this great classical red cultivar to create a wine of elegance, power and individuality. Full bodied and sumptuous with brooding dark berry fruit intensity layered with oak spice nuances supported by soft ripe tannins and a smooth fruity finish.

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De Wetshof Thibault

The wine is named after Louis-Michel Thibault, the famous French architect who designed many of the Cape's magnificent 18th and 19th century buildings. The Merlot dominated Bordeaux-styled red blend exudes grace and elegance underlined with astute Cabernet Sauvignon power. The soil, sun and aspect of the vineyards afford dark berry concentration as well as bright red fruit and a delicate plushness embellished by oak spice nuances and support by firm ripe tannins for a beautifully sleek and supple well-fruited finish

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De Wetshof Nature in Concert Pinot Noir

Beautiful expressions of full-ripe berries and cherries complemented by pronounced velvety-nutty flavours and a smooth juicy finish. Maturation in the finest French oak allows nuance without compromising Pinot Noir fruit integrity.

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De Wetshof Edeloes

Deliciously generous Rhine Riesling Noble Late Harvest dessert wine with rich aromas apricot, honey and tea leaves finishing with nectar intensity balanced by assertive natural acidity.