Unwooded; unoaked; sans wood? However you look at it, this Chardonnay is for those who like their wine to reflect the vineyard, not the woodyard. No influence from time in oak barrels, just a celebration of the natural Chardonnay fruit flavours. We did sneak a little bit of Viognier into the final blend though. It adds complexity and makes the wine a little more interesting.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant pale green hue.
Fresh lifted peach, nectarine & dew melon complemented by warm brioche and fresh cream notes.
Bright, juicy persistent flavours of melon, peach and citrus notes. Succulent, mouth filling flavour and long vibrant acid profile gives the palate wonderful balance and freshness.
Now to 2 years.
Grilled scallops with crispy pancetta & drizzled with freshly squeezed lime juice.
Once optimal ripeness was achieved the fruit was machine picked at night, crushed and destemmed to Wirra’s Wilmes bag press. Pressings were separated from the freerun & juices. This was cold settled for 4 – 7 days, the clear juice is racked off settling solids and the fermentation processed initiated. A relatively cool and consistent fermentation took place over 21 days, and once fermentation completed to dryness the wine was stirred on lees to help achieve mouth-feel and texture for three months post fermentation.