Radford Dale Chardonnay WO Stellenbosch 2021
  • Chardonnay
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.00% alc./vol

Radford Dale Chardonnay WO Stellenbosch 2021

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $31.95per bottle ($383.40per case)
12 bottles per case

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Radford Dale stands as one of South Africa’s premier independent wineries, renowned for crafting site-specific, natural wines that marry innovation with tradition. With two distinct wineries—one nestled in the Helderberg Mountain of Stellenbosch and the other an Organic Estate in Elgin—all Radford Dale wines are united by a single ethos: to produce the finest wines without succumbing to commercial trends or outdated practices. Rooted in a strong commitment to sustainability and a dedication to the local community, every aspect of Radford Dale's operation is imbued with a profound sense of purpose.

Influenced by Proprietor Alex Dale’s upbringing in Burgundy, this Chardonnay is crafted with a nod to its unique conditions, particularly the ocean-facing parcel of the Cape. The mineral-rich geology and temperate maritime climate play significant roles in shaping this wine's character, presenting restrained acidity, bright citrus flavours, and seamlessly integrated oak. On the palate, it reveals ripeness and remarkable persistence uplifted by a mineral-driven and crisp lime-citrus edge. This is a Chardonnay that strives for individuality, focusing on structure rather than sheer power.

Try this wine with light and crispy buttermilk fried chicken with a side of creamy mac & cheese. 

About the Winery

Radford Dale

Radford Dale and The Winery of Good Hope are two brands made by the same people, in the same winery. The team behind these wineries has been an industry leader since the 1990s in chemical free farming, and more recently in low and no sulfur winemaking. They are a founding member of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) which sets ethical, environmental and social uplift standards. Recognizing the social inequality present in South Africa Radford Dale has also set up a trust called Land of Hope to help facilitate bright futures for children, focusing heavily on education.

Alex Dale who owns and manages both projects is an Englishman who grew up spending summers in Burgundy, France. He moved there in his late teens to follow a passion for winemaking and also opened a wine bar in Beaune. He lived in Burgundy for many years before moving to South Africa in 1998, starting Radford Dale with Ben Radford, an Australian. The idea was to produce wines using modern techniques and technology with a healthy respect for tradition, something Alex came to understand well while living in Burgundy.

Wines are made with minimal intervention in order to best express each vineyard’s individuality.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin MW, SA Report 2022

94 Points

Stellenbosch (12%). One of the best Radford Dale Chardonnays I've had in a while, this impressive, pithy, low-alcohol 2021 comes from two types of decomposed granite in the Polkadraai Hills and the Lower Helderberg. Showing subtle struck match reduction, it's a chiselled, focused, subtly wooded white with lemongrass and wet stone flavours and lovely energy and vibrancy. 

Platter's South African Wine Guide

4.5 Stars