Dec 03 2012
Γö¼├íHaving smuggled the Chardonnay vine-cuttings into the country with which the industry was founded, we Jouberts have always been partial to South Africa╬ô├ç├ûs interpretation of the royal Burgundian white. From the smoky sweet clunkers of the 80╬ô├ç├ûs, the high-alcoholic 90╬ô├ç├ûs and the experiments with malolactic fermentation in the early 2000╬ô├ç├ûs, the advent of South African Chardonnay has been well-documented and discussed during family gatherings. Not to mention consumed. In fact, all the grand-children of Fritz Joubert, the mule who clandestinely carted the cuttings from the Clos des Mouches to Robertson, were Christened with a thumb-print of Louis-Jadot Meursault on the forehead.