Chardonnay 2018


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Winemaking: Hand-picked fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It was then transferred into French oak Barriques and Puncheons (20% New, 80% second, third and fourth use) and inoculated with a neutral yeast. From May until late winter the barrels were stirred occasionally until MLF was completed in 60% of the blend. The wine was left on yeast lees until bottling in January 2018.

Nose: Aromas of fresh lemon, rolling into an almost curd like creaminess, grapefruit with hints of green apples and pears combined together with a subtle vanilla oak.

Palate: Velvety texture of lemon curd with a pleasing citrus acidity particularly lemon, green apples and pears with a hint of vanilla oak. The wine builds through the mid-palate with the acidity taking on a more bracing feel. The wine continues to evolve over a pleasing long length. Great structure and texture in the wine, will mature very gracefully over time. This wine will be best enjoyed over the next two to five years (longer if you like aged Chardonnay).