Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
2011 Chardonnay is currently limited to two bottles per order.
A nose that is both subtle, yet complex. Fresh cut lime opens the scene with white peach, grapefruit and floral notes following in support. Oak elements are in harmony with the fruit, providing a fine thread of spice which weaves elegantly into the more savoury elements of lightly toasted cashews, oyster shell & fresh straw.
At once lithe and luxurious, refreshing acid chimes throughout the lime, white peach and nectarine fruit wave. Savoury layers are formed by lees contact and balanced oak spice giving further density and dimension. A finely textured raft of silky tannins gracefully carries all elements to a long and lingering finish.
This wine has only just begun its journey, one we expect to take 10 to 12 years. Whilst drinking well now, all elements will be served for the better by the added layers that bottle age will undoubtedly deliver.
How is this drinking now?
Plenty of power left, with deep layers of both preserved primary fruits with good oak and malo support. Bright acidity still shines from the cooler year and is in very good drinking space. Drink 2020-2023.
|Harvest date||22nd April - 5th May 2011|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||11 to 18 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||Whole bunch pressed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||8.2|
|Malic acidity g/L||<0.05 g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.5%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|