Cape Winemakers Guild

Leeu Passant Radicales Libres 2015

100% Chardonnay

Wine of Origin Klein Karoo

This is the follow-up vintage to my force-of-nature, concentrated wine which was inspired by the extended barrel- aged white wines of the Jura and Rioja. It was created by picking at normal ripeness levels followed by fermentation and FIVE years of maturation and intensification by natural slow evaporation in oak. This means it has self-stabilised during a time and free radical dance and was reborn into this salty, zesty, marzipan textured wine.

From the incredibly cool Barrydale valley in the Klein Karoo, after fermentation this Chardonnay was aged in barrel for a further FIVE YEARS! In that time, as water evaporates, everything else in the wine concentrates. It is an intentionally powerful experience.

Last year the 2014 Radicales Libres scored 97+ points from Greg Sherwood M.W. and was awarded Platter’s 5-Stars.

“We passed upon the stair, We spoke of was and when Although I wasn’t there, He said I was his friend Which came as a surprise, I spoke into his eyes I thought you died alone, A long long time ago “ – David Bowie

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 12 000.00
  • Lowest: R 9 000.00
  • Average: R 10 952.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 87
  • Cases Auctioned 21


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 1.10 g/l
  • TA: 6.70 g/l
  • pH: 3.34

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