Name: Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Chardonnay
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Producer: Springfield Estate Wines
Vinous: 91 points
"The 2017 Wild Yeast Chardonnay has a composed, focused bouquet with fine definition and poise. The palate is well balanced, presenting a crisp line of acidity and notes of almond, white chocolate and nutmeg, and segueing into a slightly nutty, almost Meursault-like finish. This is a classy offering from Springfield."
From the Winery:
"True to its moniker, the Wild Yeast Chardonnay is fermented using the native, wild yeasts that occur naturally on the skins of the grapes. Unwooded, it is fermented in underground cement tanks in a slow, volatile process that can take anywhere between 6 - 9 months. This method, although risky, results in incredibly expressive wine with a wisdom that is unattainable in wines made using commercial yeasts. Can be enjoyed for the next 3- 4 years."