Fermented in a mix of age and origin of oak barrels, this flavourful Chardonnay shows complex aromas of pale peach, citrus blossom, and smoky drying river stone, which culminate in a robust Chardonnay offering flavours of white-fleshed peach and nectarine underpinned with smoky, nutty oak. Unmistakably barrique fermented Chardonnay, this wine delivers maximum flavour and length.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy
Harvested in the cool of the morning, the Chardonnay was then crushed and destemmed to the press, where two press cuts were made to maximise final varietal expression. Once pressed, the two juice fractions were slightly clarified before inoculation with aromatic and complexity enhancing yeast. Careful temperature control during ferment ensured that stone fruit and tropical aromas were retained and amplifying palate texture. Malolactic fermentation with oak adds smoky, nutty notes and length while fully integrating the new oak characters.
Enjoy With …
Such a rich, complex chardonnay will partner well with roasted chicken and vegetables, full-flavoured pasta dishes, and smoked fish.
Drinking well now, this wine should develop further complexity and texture in the next five to eight years.
|Release Date||18th January 2021|
|Harvest Date||10th March 2019|
|Bottling Date||21st March 2020|
|Alcohol Content||13 %|
|Residual Sugar||0.5 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5 g/L|
|Brix at Harvest||22.8|