2024 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
2023 James Suckling Tasting report - 91 Points
2023 Decanter Award - Silver
This is the fifteenth vintage of our Chardonnay. The wine is made from five different vineyards. As with previous vintages, 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 aging 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. Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines,
The ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.
About The Harvest
Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition. Hand-picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22° -25 °Balling, to ensure a variety and complex blend of potential flavours.
In The Cellar
Barrel fermented with partial pure yeast strain inoculation and some with natural yeasts. A 30 % portion was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The wine was stirred twice during “elevage” in barrel to create a creamy, harmonious blend between wood and grape flavours. Fined with bentonite and vegecol making this wine vegan-friendly Crossflow filtered and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.