Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
2014 Chardonnay (750ml) is currently limited to two bottles per order.
Powerful nose of fresh lime and preserved lemon, white peach, apricot and tangerine combine with a veritable scaffold of savoury characters. Sea spray, struck match, hazelnuts and spiced nougat all mesh together with the fruit making for a complex nose.
Generous and complex in both taste and texture. A spearhead of lime citrus cuts a refreshing line through a creamy, textured palate of stone fruit flesh culminating in a long and luxurious palate.
Elegant yet ample, poised yet powerful, with both fruit and promise of long haul cellaring over the next 10+ years. The peak of a wine this powerful lays years ahead. We place it among our finest examples of Chardonnay.
How is this drinking now?
Concentrated nose of white peach and citrus with brushes of pine needle fragrance and smart oak support. Great depth of flavour will bring enjoyment now with rewards also for further cellaring. Drink 2020-2026.
|Harvest date||26th March - 14th April 2014|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||14 to 21 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||Whole bunch pressed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||7.5|
|Malic acidity g/L||0.7g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.5%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|
|Available||Online & our cellar door|