Radford Dale Vinum Chardonnay WO Stellenbosch 2022
  • Chardonnay
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.00% alc./vol

Radford Dale Vinum Chardonnay WO Stellenbosch 2022

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $20.95per bottle ($251.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Textured & Flinty

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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Radford Dale wines are united by a single ethos: to produce the finest wines without succumbing to commercial trends or outdated practices.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.

The Vinum began with two of the Cape’s most celebrated grapes, Chenin and Pinotage. Building on this legacy the range has now been expanded to incorporate four other wines, a Chardonnay, Gamay, Grenache and a Pinot Noir.

Lemon blossom and mandarin notes combine on the nose, while a touch of brioche hints at barrel fermentation. Lively acidity and lemon zest add zip to the palate after which notes of white peach lead into a generously round mid palate. The finish is taut and crisp leaving one with a clean, mineral lift.

Try with grilled scallops tossed with ginger and lime.

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

WineAlign

92 Points - John Szabo, MS

Radford Dale's 'entry' level chardonnay from Stellenbosch, this 2022 Vinum is a flinty-reductive bomb in the style that we like, all struck match and other sulfides, with underlying yellow fruit, though fruit is very much a secondary aspect. It's a polarizing style when taken to this extreme, though the impressive depth and texture are undeniable, as is the perfectly integrated oak and the excellent length. I have to say, for $19, you'll be hard pressed to find a more interesting chardonnay from anywhere, one that if the price were tripled, wouldn't cause a second glance from those in the know. Drink or hold into the early '30s.