Fresh, sweet citrus, paw paw, white flower, nougat
Bright, layered texture, gentle toastiness, balanced
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.
Estate grown vineyards make up this blend, predominantly from Gingin clone which provides a backbone of grapefruit. Parcels of fruit were pressed and settled overnight prior to fermentation in French oak puncheons. Subsequent bâtonnage and maturation over seven months added further complexity and texture. Parcels were blended before bottling in November 2022.
Fish & Chips on the beach