Only the best barriques are selected for the Reserve Chardonnay, individual barrels that show wonderful intensity of ripe Chardonnay, integrated oak and complexity. Perfumed with tropical fruit and white blossom, this wine is rich and silken with flavours of apricot, golden peach, macadamia and vanilla. The oak is refined, allowing the Chardonnay flavours to shine. Enjoy with your favourite dishes and friends.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy
Harvested in the cool of the morning at optimum ripeness, this Chardonnay is processed quickly to ensure maximum expression of fresh fruit flavour and aroma as a canvas for the complexity of oak and malolactic fermentation. Barrique fermented with a mixture of American and Hungarian oak as well as a selection of yeast and wild inoculum creates a complex, rich style of Chardonnay. Post primary fermentation each barrel is assessed for malolactic fermentation suitability to ensure balanced acidity as well as creamy texture in the final blend. This final blend was fined with fresh skim milk prior to stabilisation, filtration, and bottling.
Enjoy With …
Flavorful chicken and seafood dishes or with your favourite antipasti.
Drinking well now, this wine should develop further complexity and texture in the next five to eight years.
|Release Date||21st January 2022|
|Harvest Date||3rd March 2020|
|Bottling Date||2nd March 2021|
|Alcohol Content||13.5 %|
|Residual Sugar||0 g/L|
|Total Acidity||6.6 g/L|
|Brix at Harvest||23|