This vintage offers ripe tropical fruits, fresh citrus notes, roasted hazelnut, macadamia, and citrus blossom. This is a wonderful wine with a core of ripe tropical fruit all held together by a luxurious yet well- judged streak of rich oak. Baroness Nadine is crafted in a different style compared to a few years back – the style is much more in keeping with fashion, and subsequently the use of new French oak has been toned down. Baroness Nadine 2015 is considered the best vintage produced at Rupert and Rothschild Vignerons, balancing racy acidity and creamy well-balanced oak.
After whole cluster pressing only the free-run juice was used. 20% was fermented and matured in concrete tanks. The remainder of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks and thereafter matured in 300 litre French oak barrels for 11 months of which one-third was new barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of 5 years from vintage.
Made by: Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
Grape: Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Characteristics: Dry, acidic, citrus notes, honey notes, vanilla notes.
Inviting flint and mineral aromas with fresh lemon blossom and grapefruit nuances. A delicate composition of lemongrass and subtle, lightly roasted macadamia nut. Polished pallet with a smooth textured mouthfeel.
Suggested pairings: Recommended with Norwegian Salmon, Tonka Bean Velouté and Almond Gremolata.