Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
Colour: Mid straw with green hues.
Bouquet: A perfumed nose of lemon & lime zest preludes the ripe yet focused white peach & nectarine stone fruits. A sense of wet stone minerality ripples throughout, providing cleansing contrast to more savoury aspects of fennel seed and lees-driven pastry notes all subtly framed by cinnamon oak spice.
Palate: Bolts of ripe white peach, preserved lemon, and grapefruit pith form the front and mid-palate before the mineral acidity pulls the palate long to showcase the fine chalk-like textures. Encapsulating the palate throughout is an assuaging creaminess driven by the 14 months on lees in 35% new French oak & 65% MLF. Overall this release is where flavour meets focus and while drinking beautifully now, it will see 10+ years in the cellar.
How is this drinking now?
Release notes current. Has great drinkability now but has 10+ years ahead.
|Harvest date||14th - 29th March 2019|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||19 to 27 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||Whole bunch pressed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||6.9|
|Malic acidity g/L||1.3g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||12.7%|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|
|Available||Online, cellar door, select restaurants|