Gapsted Valley Selection is a collection of the most popular blends and varieties, these wines will impress the casual drinker through to the most ardent critic.
If you don't like oaked chardonnay then this wine is worth trying! It has just the slightest oak flavour but is balanced. It has a wonderfully aromatic intensity that is in no way oily or viscous. The style we have made is true to its predecessors' hallmark of being fresh and yet much more then a glass of fruit. With or without food, it's a delicious drink. Like all our whites, it is under screw cap.
Coming from the renowned Whitfield area in the King Valley, 80% of this wine was fermented in oak. To retain freshness and pure fruit flavours, we did not induce malolactic fermentation, we did however, add layers of complexity and texture through regular lees stirring while the wine was in the barrel. The 20% that did not go into barrel was kept cold and had no lees stirring. Combining these components achieved fresh varietal chardonnay character along with some yeasty autolysis and oak integration.