Louisvale is a small 34ha wine farm in the fertile Devon Valley in Stellenbosch. It was established in 1989 and winemaker Simon Smith has been at the helm since 1997. Chardonnay has always been their speciality and this Chavant is the lightly oaked version. It has bright citrus flavours and a creamy fruitiness. It was oaked, but only 20% of the barrels were new ones. A beautiful line of acidity gives the wine balance and length. An appealing aperitif Chardonnay, or serve with grilled rosemary & lemon chicken thighs or similar.