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Capricorn— 2018 XAVIER GOODRIDGE ‘Halfway to Heaven’ Chardonnay


A modern style of Chardonnay for the hard-working Capricorn. This drop is bright and refreshing, without forgoing its structure.

Lighter notes of green apple, citrus and pear with crisp acidity, moving toward tropical fruit characters. Good energy, medium-bodied with substance and texture. Vigorous, flavourful and enduring with welcomed tenacity to finish.

A much needed respite after a long day. Understated, delicious expression. Endures methodically, just like Capricorn.


Winemaker’s notes

'Straight Chardonnay for this years Half Way to Heaven. The nose is slightly mineral, some green apple and underripe pineapple core and some very light floral notes. On the palate you’ll see well balanced acidity, pear, lemon and some faint white peach. Silky texture.'


Capricorn Season - December 22 to January 20

Ruler | Saturn - Element | Earth - Quality | Cardinal


Capricorn, the cultivator.

You have incredible tenacity. Focused and methodical; the cultivator. Master of your own inner fortitude. Patient and enduring.

You possess a no-nonsense approach to life. Pragmatic and morally righteous your spectrum of view is black or white. You preferring not to play in shades of grey, yet contrast becomes you.

Your Saturnian structure is ever present, though you are comfortable in rebellion. You have a deeply serious side, yet you douse it in a mischievous sense of humour. In one realm you may feel complete confidence, while in another you may feel strangely out of your depth. This contrasting self-belief creates an inner tension. A frustration; you aim to be good at everything. Success and achievement define you. There is an almost bristling determination to your energy; a productivity that has little patience for mediocrity. Your nature is one capable of moving mountains. Yet, in this pursuit of excellence, you tend to underestimate your own achievements.

The road to progress leaves little space for reflection. You have difficultly accepting compliments and rarely acknowledge you own success. You are the undisputed taskmaster of the zodiac. However, all work and no play makes for a monotonous existence. Stopping to smell the roses gives you the much needed perspective to appreciate your efforts.

You don’t often pay attention to your emotions, being so occupied in other areas. You see things differently. Grounded in your focus and structured in your method. Emotions aren’t planned, measured or controllable, hence they are not your native language. Your values however, speak volumes to the strength of your character.

You’re a slow burn, but your fire lasts a lifetime.