Production: 50 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay Musqué
Vineyard Designation: Estate Vineyard
Region: Emerging – Hockley Valley
Vine Age: 8 years
Soil: Mostly sand and loam with limestone and
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: Aged in French oak for 9 months
Alcohol Content: 12%
TA: 5.77 g/L
RS: 1.1 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2027
Serving Temperature: 10-16°C
Winemaking: These grapes were harvested by hand with specific timing that incorporated ripe fruit flavours and fresh 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. The juice was cold settled in a stainless tank before racking into a tank for alcoholic fermentation. After aging was completed after 9 months, the barrels were racked into tank where it settled with a light bentonite fining. A very light filtration took place, which prevented any stripping of the flavours and textures, before bottling.
Appearance: A bright golden straw colour with silver hues.
Aromas: An intense bouquet with lots of flowers, cantaloupe melon and blood orange with hints of vanilla and guava. Underlying notes of ripe citrus fruits and pear.
Palate: An elegant wine focused, tight and fruit driven on the palate. A nicely balanced wine on the freshness with minerality and spices, flavours of pear, ripe lemon, toasted brioche and oak add structure throughout. Underlying hints of apricot round out this complex and tightly focused Chardonnay. This refreshing Chardonnay Musqué drinks well on its own and pairs with fresh seafood and barbecued chicken.