David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13.25 %vol
pH - 3.42
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


2024 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
2023 James Suckling Tasting report - 91 Points
2023 Decanter Award - Silver

Tasting Notes

This is the fifteenth vintage of our Chardonnay. The wine is made from five different vineyards. As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good aging potential. A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate. Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines,

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

The ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.

In The Vineyard

About The Harvest

Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition. Hand-picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22° -25 °Balling, to ensure a variety and complex blend of potential flavours.

In The Cellar

Barrel fermented with partial pure yeast strain inoculation and some with natural yeasts. A 30 % portion was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The wine was stirred twice during “elevage” in barrel to create a creamy, harmonious blend between wood and grape flavours. Fined with bentonite and vegecol making this wine vegan-friendly Crossflow filtered and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2023 David Finlayson Chardonnay
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022 David Finlayson Chardonnay
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2021 David Finlayson Chardonnay
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2020 David Finlayson Chardonnay
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2019 David Finlayson Chardonnay
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