About the wine
This unoaked Chardonnay has attractive pineapple, lemon and lime fruit purity with an intense nose and palate. This delightfully engaging wine benefits from remaining unoaked.
Franschhoek’s Town Hall dates back to 1935 and embodies the popular gabled Cape Dutch Revival style. Similar to this Chardonnay’s character, the Town Hall follows seamless lines and gentle curves to preserve the natural heritage and architecture of the village, yet still expresses itself boldly.
About the winemaker
Franschhoek Cellar make their wines under the Bellingham umbrella. Bellingham is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa because it was established in 1685. It was setup by Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk who transformed a neglected Franschhoek farm into this wonderful winery.
Bellingham believes in a sustainable approach throughout the whole wine making process to safeguard the community and environment. For instance, this includes protecting and promoting biodiversity in their vineyards, the introduction of light-weight bottles and packaging to cut down on carbon emissions during the production phase, and continuously improving their waste management processes. They also launched a progressive community carbon emission offset project that involved establishing bamboo plantations in rural regions. This project won them the international Drinks Business Green Awards Ethical Environmental Award in 2012.