Hand picked Chardonnay is pressed and the juice is then placed directly into barrels with no settling or fining. The oak is all French barriques and approximately one third are new with the remainder 1 and 2 years old. Fermentation is carried out in the barrels which are stirred weekly to give texture, palate weight and complexity. The wine spends 12 months in oak and is aged at least 12 months in bottle before release. Screwcapped to enable the wine to be enjoyed at its optimum.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale green straw
Complex, citrus and white peach with light cinnamon and toast characters from regular barrel stirring.
A rich texture wine showing citrus, and nectarine flavours with integrated French oak. The palate is rich and full from barrel fermentation but balanced
with natural acidity which gives structure and length.
This Chardonnay is ready to enjoy now but the structure and natural cool climate acidity should enable confident cellaring for at least 10 years.
Full flavoured fish and rich poultry dishes, especially roast.