Critic Review

94/100 points Greg Sherwood MW "Tesselaarsdal release their most impressive Chardonnay yet.... supremely elegant".

Tesselaarsdal Chardonnay 2021 Hemel-en-Aarde

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Berene Sauls has a very unique story. Growing up in a small village in the Overberg, Berene admits that she came from a beer-drinking community, and wine was never really on her radar. Her first exposure was at the age of 19, when she began working for the trailblazing Hamilton Russell family as an au pair. Lasting only a month, her talents at childcare aside, Anthony Hamilton Russell recognised her drive and thought a job working in the winery office would better suit her. Thrown in at the deep end knowing really nothing about wine, she was soon exposed to every side of the business - assisting with exports, bottling and labelling, driving forklifts and picking during harvest too, as well as on the side, "growing and developing a palate that wasn't there!" Her curiosity kept her rising through the ranks, and fifteen years after starting her career, Anthony offered her the opportunity to make her first wine, aided by proficient head winemaker Emul Ross. She leapt at the opportunity, and the rest is history. She named her business Tesselaarsdal for the small village that she grew up in, and if you look closely at the label, you can make out two people walking across the mountain. This is Berene and her grandmother.

From unirrigated vineyards on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, and this is just her third release! Crisp acidity and lean minerality underpin notes of melon and tangerine fruit and accents of lime blossom. A triumphant expression of terroir, this medium-bodied, cool climate wine is both silky and fresh and boasts a long, elegant finish.


South Africa

Alcohol ABV

ABV 13.5%



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Organic Status

Organic farming

Grape Varieties


Vivino Rating

Vivino Rating: 4.3






Closure Type

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Product Code: 967631


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Delivery Option Price Minimum Bottle Estimated Delivery
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£2.95 on orders under £75
No minimum bottle count required for this delivery type Within 1-7 days, normally next day.
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Critic Review

94/100 points Greg Sherwood MW "Tesselaarsdal release their most impressive Chardonnay yet.... supremely elegant".


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