This Chardonnay is all about ripe complexity, with predominant stone fruit backed up with mineral and mealy notes.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay really speaks to the very warm growing season, with tropical melon and pineapple being backed up by a lovely minerality.
The palate displays lovely ripe peach characters, moving into a mid palate with an excellent creamy texture and weight from extended lees contact and barrel ageing. The natural acidity provides a backbone which the fruit flows through.
The grapes for this wine come from three of our vineyards; Long Gully, Mansons Farm and Templars Hill. The fruit was harvested in peak condition, cool and handled in an oxidative fashion.
We fermented 100% of the juice in barrel. The juice went to barrel with full solids. The barrel fermented wines were stirred initially fortnighly, then monthly over winter and then weekly again over summer. The wine went through partial malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked from barrel, lightly fined with Isinglass and filtered before being bottled.