Game Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 13.00 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Robertson


Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Aromas of zesty citrus fruit, lemon curd and a hint of crushed oyster shell follow through to a palate redolent of fresh lemon, lime and grapefruit. The finish has a chalky minerality complemented by elegant, creamy oak tones.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Delightful when paired with rich seafood dishes, grilled calamari and citrus chicken salad.

In The Vineyard

Robertson Red Karoo soils with rich limestone and free lime content situated on ancient terraces of river relics.  Exciting new Chardonnay clones add a new dimension in flavour and structure.

About The Harvest

Vineyards producing 8 to 10 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar

100% Whole bunch handling to ensure elegance and finesse. 30% of the Chardonnay underwent natural fermentation in both barrel and tank. Fermentation in 20% new, 20% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill French oak. The balance of the wine is cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is not encouraged. Left on lees in the barrel for a total of 11 months.

Additional Information

The Cape Eagle Owl
As one of the world's largest and most powerful owls, the Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) plays an essential role as a top predator. If the species were to disappear, the entire ecosystem would be in jeopardy. These regal birds of prey hunt from roadside roosts such as telephone poles and fence posts - many are killed by vehicles. We provide more than 120 perches in our vineyards to combat this, while they control rodents and maintain a balanced population of smaller predators.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Game Reserve Chardonnay 2018 The Game Reserve Winemaking Team Chardonnay
Game Reserve Chardonnay 2015 The Game Reserve Winemaking Team Chardonnay
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chardonnay 2010 Erika Obermeyer Chardonnay


R62, P.O. Box 358, Robertson, 6705, South Africa