75cl * 13.5% ABV * Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa
The Hamilton Russell Vineyards are among the furthest south in South Africa in the distinctly cooler climate of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. In a nod to Burgundian practices, the estate only grows Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This has been called South Africa's Vosne-Romanee for its silkiness, intensity and complexity: it boasts an excellent bramble/cherry fruit profile but with a savoury backbone and a hint of spice. Drink to 2027+.