Based in the Western Cape, Capensis is a joint venture between Jackson Family Wines’ director Barbara Banke and Antony Beck, director of Graham Beck Wines. The duo, who share a passion for horse racing, were keen to show off the quality of the Chardonnays currently coming out of the Cape. Enlisting the help of go-to viticulturalist Rosa Kruger, the winemaking process was overseen by Jackson Family’s head winemaker Graham Weerts.
The debut 2013 vintage hails from three vineyards in the Cape with alluvial and clay soils: Fijnbosch, Kaaimansgat and Overberg. Aged for a year in French oak, the wine boasts aromas of “white peach, red apple, bosch pear, lime and vanilla”. If you sniff very closely, you should also get aromas of “granite dust”. Just 1,000 bottles were made.
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