Nutty cashew and green fig hit the nose, before settling into sweet lemon drop, brine, and subtle spice. Some rose petal, mint leaf and lemon honey fill the spaces in-between. A touch of new oak shines through, adding a splash of vanilla pod to the limey wildflower notes.
The palate is light, delicate, not showy, reflecting the cool year. Broad white peach and apricot for the bass notes, green apple acidity, steely lime and lemony acidity makes up the tight structure, while creamy oak fills the back palate.
A string of early ripening seasons have seen the Chardonnay blocks picked a little earlier than the past, mostly to retain that crisp fresh acidity. Two blocks of GinGin clone were utilised – one in the Wilyabrup sub-region (picked Feb 21, 2021), and the other from the southern Rosa Glen area (picked Feb 22, 2021).
Unfiltered, unfined, October 2021
Both parcels were whole bunch pressed to tank before the juices were racked separately to French Oak (15% new) for natural fermentation. 20% of the barrels were allowed to go through malo before maturation on light lees for seven months.
Organically produced. Vegan Friendly
Both batches aged on light lees in oak for 7 months.