Pale straw with flashes of green.
Bright notes of peach and nectarine balanced by layers of flint and struck match.
A wine with tremendous depth of ripe stone fruit flavours and vibrant natural acidity. A hint of oak-driven character adds length and structure.
This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over three to six years from vintage.Download Tasting Notes
2018 was a beautiful, mild vintage with very limited heat spikes during ripening. Chardonnay grapes were harvested in early to mid-February, which encouraged expressive aromas, concentrated flavours and lovely acid retention.
The majority of the fruit for this wine was handpicked, with a proportion wild fermented in oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for three months. The remaining parcels of fruit were kept on lees, with wild fermentation occurring in stainless steel tanks. From there, 50% of the final blend underwent malolactic fermentation before bottling.
Crab ravioli with burnt butter and sage.
Effortless chardonnay, nothing forced. Grapefruit, nectarine, hints of flint and a whiff of smoke. Bright, clean long and linear. Subtle complexity with the fruit at its core, the wine growing as it sits in the glass. Will be better with additional bottle age.
Very fresh and crisp with bright acidity and lemony fruit character. Medium body. Energetic finish. Drink now. Screw cap.