Our Chardonnay displays a bouquet of lifted apricot blossom, lemon and suggestions of vanilla and oak. The palate shows prominent pineapple and ripe pear characters, interlaced with chalky acidity. This wine is creamy and nutty with a soft refined palate and finishes with great intensity.
The grapes were hand picked early to mid February. The bunches were crushed and destemmed before pressing began. Only the free run juice was inoculated with cultivated yeast cultures and fermentation commenced in barrels. The wine underwent spontaneous partial Mali lactic fermentation. 33% new French oak and 66% second and third fill Barriques were used. The wine underwent maturation for 10 months in wood and 6 month in stainless steel.