2018 Legacy Chardonnay Willms Vineyard


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Production: 68 cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2018

Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Vine Age: 13-23 years

Soil: Clay and loam with some sand, limestone and seashells

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: French Oak with Acacia Heads fermented and aged for 10 months, 40% New Oak

Alcohol Content: 12.8%

PH: 3.59

TA: 5.47 g/L

Serving Temperature: 10 – 16°C

Ageing: Drink now through 2020

Appearance: Pale Bright straw with a clear hue


These grapes were harvested by hand with specific timing that incorporated ripe fruit flavours and fresh acidity. We hand
harvested and crushed and destemmed the grapes for a cold soak for 24 hours before whole cluster pressing the grapes in our gentle
bladder press. A long, slow press cycle was used to allow 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, specific barrels were selected
and blended back into tank. This special blend was gently fined and lightly filtered to preserve the wine without stripping the flavours and
textures, before bottling.


Honey, vanilla, spiced apples and oak fill the glass. Underlying floral notes, ripe pear, young pea shoots and creamed-butter also
shine. This is a complex Chardonnay that will change in your glass with swirling and oxygen.


This bold and round wine is clean, fruity and bright. There are a medley of fruits that drive the palate; lemon pith, pineapple,
golden plum and ripe pear. A focused and full mouthfeel that mirrors the aromatics. Barrel toast, vanilla, cream and honey are the focus of
flavour on the palate. The mid-palate delivers layers of texture and tannins from the skin soak, along with integrated of vanilla, toast,
biscuit and tree fruits. A rich Chardonnay with bolstering balance and a smooth, medium-long finish with focused acidity that lingers and

Additional information

Weight 145 oz