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

Bouquet
A complex nose of bakers spice and white florals, struck match and sea spray salinity. Notes of lemon curd, preserved lime and fresh fig form a nose that is rich yet delicate.

Palate
Powerfully elegant citrus driven palate, with grapefruit leading the charge. Seamless structure and mineral acidity provide elegant undercarriage and length to the immediately satisfying front and mid palate.

Cellaring
Drinking very well now, rewards await cellaring over the next five to ten years.

  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Closure: Screw cap
  • Maturation: 18 months in 100% French oak (37% new)

How is this drinking now?
A warmer year has brought richer results, leaving the drinker none the poorer. Cascades of rich peach and citrus are made taut via rippling acidity bringing refreshing resolve to the powerful front palate. Drink 2020-2026.

Harvest date3rd - 11th March 2016
Clones usedP58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05
RootstockOwn roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb
Vine age16 to 23 years
TrellisLyre & Geneva Double Curtain
Soil typeVolcanic Basalt
Fruit HandlingWhole bunch pressed
pH3.22
Titratable acidity g/L7.2
Malic acidity g/L1.8g/L
Baume / Alcohol13.6%
YeastInoculated
Malolactic fermentation20%
New37%
Second fill25%
Third fill38%
Maturation18
Fining / filtrationCrossflow
Available formats375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts
AvailableOnline & our cellar door