The De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2018, from South Africa’s Robertson region, is certainly among the best unoaked — or “unwooded” — chardonnays I have encountered. Made all in stainless steel and resting four months in tank on the lees, this chardonnay offers a very pale straw hue and lovely purity and intensity of pineapple and grapefruit scents and flavors that unfurl notes of green apple, spiced pear, flint and smoke. The wine is bright and animated on the palate, displaying a lithe and supple texture and winsome hints of talc and orange blossom; the finish is a pool of scintillating limestone minerality. 13.2 percent alcohol. Winemakers were Danie and Peter de Wet. Great as aperitif or with a multitude of seafood dishes. Excellent. About $16, representing Great Value.

Imported by Broadbent Selections, Richmond, Va.