Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
Sea breeze scents introduce the restrained, yet focused nose. Lemon curd, white peach, fresh roasted cashew with perfumed oak providing a sublime frame of cream and spice to the fruit.
An initially creamy, mealy palate lays solid stage for the characters of lime, lemon blossom and white peach. Finely spun texture and mineral acid ignite a luxuriously long palate line that pronounces the longevity of this wine. Great balance.
While enjoyment can be found now, the real rewards will come with cellaring, as a future of 12 – 15 years is assured such is its power and length.
How is this drinking now?
A powerful wine that’s now entering a more relaxed phase, still plenty of youthful charm of lemon curd/grapefruit being embellished by maturing complexity. Drink 2020-2030.
|Harvest date||19th - 30th March 2015|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||15 to 22 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||Whole bunch pressed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||7.2|
|Malic acidity g/L||1.6g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|
|Available||Online & our cellar door|