With lifted peach, cardamon & sweet oak notes.
A delicate but generous wine. White nectarine, honeydew melon and citrus fruits are in abundance on the palate, framed by toasty oak and a nutty mealiness. A fine acid line holds the wine together and draws it through to a long finish.
Vintage 2021 got off to a promising start with a mild spring offering reasonable rainfall and good conditions. A wet November gave way to a hot & humid summer and vintage, which meant disease pressure was high, however with careful management, open canopies, afternoon winds and careful monitoring we maintained a clean & healthy vineyard. The whites have great acidity and purity of fruit, while the reds are elegant with good varietal expression.
The Chardonnay was hand- picked in the cool of the morning and transported directly to the winery.
Bunches were chilled, whole bunch pressed with a portion of the free run transferred straight to barrel, and one batch settled overnight then racked to barrel. Barrel stirring throughout fermentation and into maturation ensured lees complexity developed and integrated seamlessly with new and old oak. Barrel selection provided perfect balance between fruit power, fermentation complexity and oak impact.
Bright straw in colour.