Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
A complex and aromatic nose that is at once minerally, yet creamy. A myriad of citrus and stone fruits ranging from lemon and lime to white peach, nectarine, and apricot. Integrated French oak, with nougat like lees character, offers plenty of spice and support.
With an initially rich weight, the nose transfers seamlessly to the palate creating a platform for the glowing acidity to shine through to a long lingering finish. A great sense of balance pervades effortlessly throughout. The wine speaks of a vineyard and winery working together in symmetry as it is as elegant as it is rich, and as textured as it is long on the palate.
While approachable now this is, undoubtedly, one for the cellar, where it will comfortably age over the next 10+ years.
How is this drinking now?
A warm yet balanced growing year has made a wine of equal measure. Less malo (20%) has kept the palate vibrant as cool climate stone fruits gracefully enter their mature phase. Drink 2020-2024.
|Harvest date||19th March - 5th April 2013|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||13 to 20 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||100% WB pressed 13% of which lightly crushed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||6.8|
|Malic acidity g/L||2.0g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|
|Available||Online & our cellar door|