Grapes for 2016 La Motte Chardonnay originate from La Motte at Franschhoek. The vineyard grows against a southern and south-western slope 200 metres above sea level. The preceding winter was cold enough for good budding, but in many places only 33% of the normal rainfall was received. As a result of heatwaves in October and January and abnormally many days with temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius during summer the harvest was substantially smaller than expected. SA Wine Index Grand Gold
Personal food pairing: Excellent with caviar, snails, carpaccio pâté, crayfish, prawns, mussels, perlemoen (abalone) and creamy cheese.