Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in french oak with 25-30% of this being new oak. To add complexity to the wine all of it goes through natural yeast fermentation, as well all of it goes through complete malo-lactic fermentation. This wine received extended lees contact for ten months with weekly stirring. Then a further eight months barrel maturation. The longer time in barrel restricts this wines openness for a few months so be patient. Minimal handling and filtration ensures maximum flavour is retained.
The bouquet of the 2015 Chardonnay is presenting with delicate aromas of lemon zest combined with unobtrusive peach and pineapple aromas. These enticing aromas leads you on to a palate that is complex showing grapefruit and lemon, mineral stone, balanced with the appealing oak and pleasant acidity creating a long lingering palate with a touch of mealyness on the finish.
This wine will cellar for 10 years plus.