Production: 158 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation: 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, 29% New Oak
Alcohol Content: 12.8%
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.
Notes of fresh baked lemon cake, green apple, citrus and key-lime. Tropical fruits follow; ripe pineapple and melon with hints of oak underlying. Lime zest with focused mineral notes round out this wine.
A focused, concentrated and balanced wine with elegance and structure. A tropical fruit driven palate with flavours of pineapple, melon and citrus are on the forefront, followed with creamy, buttery note. Intense fruit flavours are supported by minerality and balanced acidity. This wine is medium weight with a lingering, balanced, citrus finish. Fermented and aged in 100% French Oak, 29% new oak, the complex flavours hold its intensity and the fruitiness is supported by the oak for structure and complexity.