The wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential. A floral note of wild , white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate.
In The Vineyard
Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
About The Harvest
Hand picked Chardonnay grapes, picked in three tranches with sugars from 22 Brix up to 25 brix to ensure a variety of flavours. Harvest Date: Early March 2008
In The Cellar
100% barrel fermented with natural yeasts and 20% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
30% New French Oak - Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
50% 2nd Fill French Oak - Medium Toasted
20% 3rd Fill French Oak