Production: 84 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay Musqué
Vineyard Designation: N/A
Vine Age: 25 years
Soil: Clay, loam and sand with limestone and seashells
Wine Style: Off-dry
Oak: Stainless Steel
Alcohol Content: 10.5%
TA: 7.8 g/L
RS: 13.7 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2025
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 pale straw colour, with clear hue.
A lifted perfumed nose with notes of white flower, pear, honeydew melon and citrus fruits. Secondary aromas of fresh white peach, honeysuckle and starfruit. This fresh and clean wine allows the many succulent fruit aromas to jump out of the glass.
Lively bubbles and concentrated flavours of peach, pear and tree fruits. The palate mirrors the aromas with floral notes, citrus fruits, honeydew melon and hints of guava. A fresh and lively wine hints of tropical fruits, a burst of citrus lemon, lime and grapefruit zest. A fruit forward wine with a mouth filling mousse of bubbles, zesty acidity and a medium body that is lively and is full of freshness. This fun wine has a medium-long finish that is tightly focused, zesty and juicy with subtle creamy lees.