2013 LEIPZIG CHARDONNAY WHITE VEGAN WINE
The name, Leipzig, is from the German “city of music”, where the forefathers of this estate stem from. Originally, Mrs Alida Smit, who was born on the neighbouring farm, bought the section of land that is now known as Leipzig. Today, the farm is run by Alida Bester, who is the youngest daughter of Alida and Francois Smit. Alida Bester, along with her husband, Vian, maintain a truly lovely wine venue. We had the pleasure of meeting Vian, who explained the history of the farm and their wines while we tasted them.
This Chardonnay white vegan wine is made in a slightly wooded style with grapes sourced from the Devon Valley in Stellenbosch. Approximately 50% of the content of this wine is barrel fermented and aged in second-fill French Oak barrels for approximately 6 months, with the balance remaining in stainless steel, before being blended together before bottling.
Alcohol: 14% Residual Sugar: 3.3 g/l PH: 3.10 Total Acid: 5.4 g/l
An amazing combination of smoky sweet vanilla, pears and butterscotch
Fish and meat pairing: crab cakes, linguini vongole (clams), halibut, or even pork tenderloin with apples.
Cheese pairing: semi-soft mild goat and cow’s milk cheeses or your favourite fish recipe.
Vegetable pairing: lean towards rich or starchy vegetables like corn, pumpkin, or squash. Also, mushrooms are a must!
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