Grapes for the Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay are sourced from a parcel of vines planted on the deep, loam-rich soils of Helderberg Mountain. With the addition of sulphur reduced to a minimum the wine was matured for 18 months in French oak (30% new) barrels before release. This Chardonnay has oak notes, fresh passion fruit, lime and flint on the nose. The textured palate is packed with citrus zest and crushed shells and has long finish. Best served at 10-12°C, this wine will show optimally when decanted within the first 3 years after bottling and will reward if cellared properly over 5-7 years.