Exotic fruits, nectarine, floral, cardamom, macadamia
Stone fruit & citrus core, nut praline complexity
A cool start to the season slowed early vine growth and delayed flowering, resulting in moderate yields. By late December, our organic farming practices had the vineyards well placed for a stellar vintage. Healthy canopies kept the grapes cool through a record hot summer, preserving freshness, and our Chardonnay was harvested with fruit purity and vitality.
Fruit was hand-harvested and cooled overnight, then wholebunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques for natural fermentation. Select parcels underwent malolactic fermentation to build texture and lower natural acidity. The majority spent nine months in oak with regular bâtonnage, while 20% of the blend spent its final three months maturing in concrete.
Baked Emperor or Snapper, creamy citrus sauce