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Goose Chardonnay is an unoaked Chardonnay made by US Open winning golfer Retief Goosen. Fresh and easy drinking with aromas of peach and pineapple with butterscotch notes on the rich and creamy palate.
The Goose Wine Estate is based in the unique Upper-Langkloof valley, nestled just behind the Outeniqua Mountains on the picturesque Garden Route of South Africa. The name on the Farm’s Title Deed is “Ganzekraal”, which means ‘Goose Closure’ or ‘Goose Enclave’. The valley is known for its dry and cold climate, with an average rainfall of between 250mm and 300mm. Strong and cool summer winds rush in on-shore and rise over the 5000ft mountain range cooling the valley even more. These winds bring in cold and moist air which cools the valley during summer to temperatures between 20 to 23 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Karoo bakes away at 40 degrees Celsius. A weather station was installed on the farm in 1993 and it was found that the annual temperature for the valley is a mere 17 degrees Celsius, which is very cold for South Africa, but ideal for growing grapes of great elegance and structure. The soils are from Table Mountain Sandstone and shale combination.
Producer website: www.retiefgoosen.com
Region: Western Cape