““A full bodied, barrique fermented Chardonnay with intense aromas of peaches and butterscotch. This is an elegantly structured wine with concentrated stonefruit and citrus flavours. The palate is well balanced, with integrated premium french oak, leading into a long seductive finish.”
The grapes for this single vineyard wine are a special pick from our own sustainably certified vineyard. The selected vines have low vigour. Hence the leaf canopy was nicely balanced and the cropping level was naturally very low. Fully ripened bunches of clones 6, 15 and Mendosa Chardonnay were hand picked on 28th March 2008.
Handling in the winery was very gentle. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice transferred to french oak barriques for fermentation. 100% barrique fermentation with 25% new oak barrels. We allowed a full malolactic fermentation then aged the wine on yeast lees for 10 months. The best barrels were then selected and blended together to create an elegant, full bodied, finely balanced and complex wine.
- – Champion Wine of the Show – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
- – Winemaker of the Year – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
- – Champion Chardonnay Trophy – Royal Easter Show
- – Gold medal – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
- – 5 Stars (93 Points) Sam Kim, Wine Orbit