Richard Kershaw Wines was established in January 2012 by Richard Kershaw. Kershaw grapes are grown in the cool climate vineyards of Elgin in the Western Cape of South Africa. Only a very limited number of cases of Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay and Kershaw Elgin Syrah are produced each vintage.
In 2011, owner Richard Kershaw MW, established Richard Kershaw Wines to create clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wine paradigms from apposite noble grapes i.e. ones with the ability to produce world-class examples. Benefitting from Elgin's higher altitude, ocean proximity, cloud cover, and a large diurnal range, this Chardonnay is restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance with a white fruit character, some oatmeal and complexity gained from percipient wood application.
Clonally defined, site-specific Syrah made from grapes sourced in Elgin. Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that bring out harmony, freshness and flavours of black fruit, iodine, medicinal and black pepper.
Selecting the best clonal varieties for the terroir, and the characteristics of the wines, winemaker Richard Kershaw, seeks to produce wine that is a true reflection of what is in the vine and soil - delicate, fresh, structured and complex.