Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.15 RS: 3.0g/L
TA: 7.2 Brix: 24.8
A gentle, hands-off approach has produced a wine where the character of the vineyard shines through. Brioche and lemon flavours with subtle smoky, flinty notes show on the nose, whilst the palate shows grapefruit and lemon, complemented by nectarine and charred oak. This wine is elegant with a lovely texture and minerality whilst the bright acidity provides focus and length.
The grapes were whole-bunch pressed to stainless steel tanks and settled for twelve hours before racking to barrel (all French oak, 33% new) for fermentation with indigenous yeast. The barrels were allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, but not stirred. The total time in French oak was fifteen months.
This wine was produced from grapes from our own Chaytors Road vineyard. The site has free-draining pea metal and silt soils and delivers early ripening fruit. Our Mendoza Chardonnay is cropped low and produces clean ripe grapes with high acidity. The vines were shoot-thinned and lightly leaf-plucked before being hand- harvested.
This wine will continue to develop over the next ten years.
Rich cheeses, creamy pasta and full flavoured seafood dishes.
|Bottle Price: $35.00||Buy Now|
|Case Price (6 bottles): $210.00||Buy Now|
Awards & Reviews
Bob Campbell MW - Five stars - 95 points
Pale gold, chicken stock, flint, touch of smoke and musk on the nose. Quite recital and interesting on the palate, minerally with a nutty, meal dimension. Perhaps a bit oak dominant, that being said it has acidity to counteract the richness. (12/2/2015)