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Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.

A richly complex nose that retains harmonious subtlety, suggesting a wine that is in balance with itself and its season. White flowers and lemon and lime zest combine with savoury notes of fresh straw and oyster shell.

A graceful seam of acid keeps the powerful fruit presence in check, before it builds to a lingering mineral finish. Poised texture is an outstanding feature of this delicate, yet focused wine.

A benchmark release, a wine of tremendous balance, with nothing out of place. Powerful as it is agile, this wine is comfortable in knowing its long term future is assured. Drinking pleasure is guaranteed now, patience in the cellar will be duly rewarded at every stage over the next 8-10 years.

  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Closure: Screw cap
  • Maturation: 18 months in 100% French oak (33% new)

How is this drinking now?
It’s pretty simple: dream growing conditions bring dream wines. The voluminous palate kept buoyant and flowing via crystalline acidity. Great savoury complexity that retains great drinkability. Drink 2020-2024.

Harvest date31st March - 17th April 2012
Clones usedP58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05
RootstockOwn roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb
Vine age12 to 19 years
TrellisLyre & Geneva Double Curtain
Soil typeVolcanic Basalt
Fruit Handling100% WB pressed 25% of which lightly crushed
Titratable acidity g/L7.5
Malic acidity g/L0.9g/L
Baume / Alcohol14.0%
Malolactic fermentation65%
Second fill43%
Third fill24%
Fining / filtrationCrossflow
Available formats375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts
AvailableOnline & our cellar door