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 nose of the 2021 Chardonnay is showing a combination of citrus and lemon zest. This carries through to palate with hints of green apple and vanilla spice. The palate is well balanced with subtle mealiness, complimented with well integrated acid. It has great mouth-feel and shows good length with a nice clean finish.