Hate wet weather? Think of it as a challenge—that’s what growers for South African winemaker KWV do. Frequent drizzle clouded the 2014 grape growing season, but that year’s Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay turned out to be a silvery yellow lining. Fruit was harvested from vineyard towns along the Western Cape including Swartland, Stellenbosch, and Elgin. But KWV Cathedral Cellar wines are named for the magnificently restored 1930 sanctuary where they mature into full-bodied, complex vintages. Led by lime, gooseberry, and almond aromas, this well-balanced chardonnay finishes with zest and crispness. Enjoy now or keep it around for up to a couple years…you know, for a rainy day.

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