Stan and Norma Ratcliffe made their names as producers in the first wave of South Africa's wine Renaissance. Their consistency of style keeps them there. This Chardonnay, aged for four months in French oak, is rich, with creamy, mature fruit, just spiced with wood, and an enticing lemongrass perfume.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.