Production: 150 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay Musqué
Vineyard Designation: N/A
Vine Age: 22 years
Soil: Clay, loam and sand with limestone and seashells
Wine Style: Off-dry
Oak: Stainless Steel
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
TA: 7.2 g/L
RS: 20.9 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 8 – 14°C
These grapes were harvested by hand, in mid-September, with specific timing that incorporated fresh fruit flavours and zesty acidity. We hand harvested and whole cluster pressed the grapes in our gentle bladder press. A long, slow press cycle was used to allow maximum juice yield without compromising flavour extraction. Through continuous tasting during the pressing cycle we selected the best portion of juice for this particular wine. The juice was cold settled in a stainless tank before racking into a second stainless tank for a long cool alcoholic fermentation. The tank was temperature controlled and carefully monitored and tasted for balance and fruitiness. Once the wine finished the primary fermentation, it was transferred to a Charmat tank, where yeast and sugar were added to induce the secondary fermentation. The carbon dioxide produced in the secondary fermentation is captured in the tank and the wine, creating its characteristic bubbles. Finally the wine was carefully filtered and bottled by hand.
A very pale straw colour, with a bright clear hue.
A lively nose with tropical fruits, orange blossom, honeydew melon, pear and Meyer lemon. This fresh and clean wine allows the many succulent fruit aromas to jump out of the glass.
Tiny gentle bubbles carry through the palate subtle layers of flavours. The palate mirrors the aromas with floral notes, citrus fruits, honey melon and pear are all showcased on the palate. A fresh and lively wine full of perfume, green apple, melons and citrus zest. A fruit forward wine that is lively and has a light texture and is full of freshness. A medium-long finish that is tightly focused, zesty and juicy.