Capensis Silene Chardonnay, Western Cape

£28.50 / bottle
£324.90 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Capensis Silene Chardonnay is a premium South Africa Chardonnay. It is produced from fruit from the estate’s Fijnbosch vineyard as well as from fruit from neighbouring mountain vineyards. This is the little sister to the flagship Capensis Chardonnay and the Capensis Fijnbosch.

Capensis Wines is a relatively new project in South Africa.  It was founded in 2013 and is owned by Barbara Banke, the Chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Wines who own wine estates across int he globe in Australia, Chile, Oregon, France Italy and, of course, California. The winemaker is Graham Weerts who started out working at Mulderbosch before working a season Chateau de Terrefort-Quancard in Bordeaux whilst also gaining a degree in viticulture, wine science and pomology from the Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch in 1996. Graham eventually wound up in Sonoma County and Jackson Family Wines. Capensis is a return home for Graham and the idea behind the project is to produce the very best terroir-expressive Chardonnay that South Africa can produce.  

In the search for the best Chardonnay, the focus of Capensis  has been on the Stellenbosch, Overberg, and Robertson regions in the Western Cape. Philosophically, Capensis is not limited to these regions—the only limitation is the quality of the individual vineyard site.

The estate consists of various vineyards sites. The Fijnbosch Estate vineyard is the “home” vineyard with nearly 20 acres of Chardonnay planted in clay soils on the high-elevation, steep terrain of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Banghoek Valley. There are four other vineyards. The oldest, most isolated, and highest-elevation vineyard site in the Capensis blend is the Kaaimansgat (crocodile’s lair) vineyard. The E. Bruwer vineyard consistes of  16 rows of vines rooted in blistered limestone soil, which is very rare in South Africa. The Nooitgedacht vineyard, meaning “gratitude, lies at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains in the Stellenbosch region. Lastly the Vleiplaas vineyard, meaning “marsh farm”, is located in the western reaches of the Klein Karoo region.

The grapes for the Capensis Silene Chardonnay 2019 are blend of the following vineyard sites: 39% Nooitgedacht Vineyard, 17% Fijnbosch Estate Vineyard, 17% Navarre Vineyard, 12% Sonop Vineyard and 15% Zeter Vineyard. The wine is matured for 10 months in French oak 30% new.

The name “Capensis” comes from the latin for “from the cape”.

Tasting Notes

Capensis Silene Chardonnay offers alluring notes of lemon-lime, peach, and citrus blossom, carried by a bright salinity and richly textured, mineral finish.


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