Kara Tara

2022 Chardonnay

£18.33 per bottle

Single bottles: £23.99

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Kara-Tara is a new joint-venture between Rudger van Wyk and José Conde of Stark-Condé Wines. Stark-Condé were named in the ‘First Growth’ category of Tim Atkin’s special report on South Africa in 2019 whilst winemaker Rudger van Wyk was named Young Winemaker of the Year 2019.

Made from grapes sourced from four sites in three regions, namely Stellenbosch, Elgin and the Overberg, this wine has all the trappings of a cool climate masterpiece clearly moulded on a fresh vintage of Pouilly Fuissé or Saint Veran in Burgundy. Matured for eight months in barrels utilising 10% new oak, the wine reveals an attractively perfumed nose of honey suckle, white citrus, lemon verbena, popcorn, grated lime peel, zingy lemongrass and gentle herbal notes that intermingle with subtle leesy, biscuity nuances. On the palate there are deliciously racy acids that invigorate the taste buds, framing an intense yellow citrus fruit and oatmeal concentration that melts into a stony river pebble minerality. White Burgundy drinkers are going to be bowled over by its light touch 12.5% alcohol as well as its decidedly old world demeanour. Drink this on release and over the next 3 to 5+ years. (94/100 Greg Sherwood MW)

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More Information About The Kara Tara Winery

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   3 wines currently available at The Vineking
   
Located in Western Cape · South Africa

Kara Tara’s owner and winemaker Rüdger van Wyk grew up in the small coastal town of George, and – like many South African boys – grew up dreaming of playing rugby for the Springboks. Despite playing in his high school rugby team, that dream never quite happened… but......

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