The 2017 vintage was one of the longest on record, characterised by relatively dry conditions with little disease pressure. Cooler weather also ensured the grapes retained good levels of natural acidity.
This Chardonnay is bright gold in colour, with a trademark mineral note on the nose and hints of integrated French oak. A fine but firm palate with great acidity, texture and length.
Fruit was hand picked then whole-bunch pressed. The solids were chilled before being put into barrel, 35% of which was new French oak. A natural fermentation occurred over the next two to three weeks at low temperatures. Once fermentation had finished a small amount of stirring helped start malolactic fermentation. WOW!!