Reserve 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 40% of the blend. The wine was left on yeast lees until bottling in January 2020.

Nose: Aromas of fresh lemon, white peach and honeycomb with hints of flowers and background oak. 

Palate: Subtle flavours reflective of the aromas – particularly lemon and white peach with a hint of oak. The wine has a soft middle palate with good length and a nice acid balance. This wine will be best enjoyed over the next two to five years (longer if you like aged Chardonnay).