Wine of Origin


Harvest Date

28 February 2022

Bottling Date

19th February 2023




13.01% (13.0 on label)

Residual Sugar

2.1 g/l




5.7 g/l

Winemaking and Tasting Notes
The 2022 Paul Wallace Reflection Chardonnay is our sixth vintage of Chardonnay. This small production of 1595 liters/2127 bottles is the third to be produced from our very own Chardonnay vineyard (Clone CY95). This vineyard of 0.85 hectares planted on Bokkeveld shale soils, faces due south and overlooks the dam between the base of the hill and our home. The name “Reflection” is derived from the magnificent early morning and evening reflection of our Chardonnay vineyard in the dam.

 Our Chardonnay was picked hand-picked into lug boxes before vinification.The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice taken to Burgundian oak barrels where it underwent fermentation. There is a 20% new oak contribution and a mixture of 500L and 300L barrels were used for maturation. Malolactic fermentation was limited to30%. After 10 months in wood, the barrels were blended and the wine bottled on 9th February 2023.

The Reflection Chardonnay leads with prominent notes of lemon curd, lime marmalade,embellished by white floral notes and a touch of butterscotch. A fruit-forward entry onto the palate where citrus notes and a delicate oaky sweetnesscombine with the underlying minerality, to produce a wine with good breadth, length and mouthfeel.

This Chardonnay reflects purity of fruit, a natural elegance and texture prevalent in Chardonnays from the Elgin Valley. A rewarding wine that will compliment most seafood dishes, fresh oysters, poultry or even a heavenly piece of gorgonzola cheese. Best served slightly chilled.

 Released May 2023.

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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa