Production: 112 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation: Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyard
Region: Twenty Mile Bench
Vine Age: 17-23 years
Soil: Clay and loam with limestone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: French Oak fermented and aged for 10 months, 20% New Oak
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
TA: 5.55 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2029
Serving Temperature: 10 – 16 degrees Celsius
These grapes were harvested by hand with specific timing that incorporated ripe fruit flavours and fresh acidity. We whole cluster pressed the grapes in our gentle bladder with a long, slow, press cycle which allowed for maximum juice yield without compromising flavour extraction. The juice was cold settled in a stainless tank before racking into barrels for alcoholic and malolactic fermentations. The barrels were carefully monitored and tasted for 10 months, before any sulphur additions took place. After aging was complete the barrels were blended back into tank where it settled with the use of bentonite clay fining. This wine was then gently filtered before bottling.
A pale straw colour with a clear hue.
A complex chardonnay with notes of fresh green apple, citrus, honeydew melon and leesy notes. There are also hints of biscuit, vanilla and toasty barrel notes. Underlying notes of cream, butter, banana and lime zest with focused mineral notes and a hint of earthiness round out this wine.
A focused, concentrated and balanced wine with elegance and structure. A fruit driven palate with flavours of fresh apple, pear and citrus are on the forefront, followed with toasty lees, buttery notes and oak. Fruity and creamy characters are supported by minerality and balanced acidity. This wine is intense with medium weight with a lingering, balanced, citrus and toasty finish. Fermented and aged in 100% French Oak, 20% new oak, the fruit and complex flavours hold its intensity and the fruitiness is supported by the oak for structure and complexity.