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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.
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 date||31st March - 17th April 2012|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||12 to 19 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||100% WB pressed 25% of which lightly crushed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||7.5|
|Malic acidity g/L||0.9g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||14.0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|
|Available||Online & our cellar door|