Chardonnay 2022 750ml
Stone fruit and melon highlighted with hints of brioche.
Layers of citrus and lemon peel with subtle influences of barrel fermentation balanced beautifully.
Harvested over 2 separate picks. The fruit was gently pressed with the free run juice settling briefly before draining to French oak barrels. The barrels remained in our cellar to undergo a fermentation; a portion of the wine went through natural malolactic fermentation with the separate batches being assembled 10 months after harvest. After final blending, the wine was left to rest in tank on light yeast lees for 2 months before preparation for bottling.
Near perfect weather patterns over the flowering period and through December resulted in even crops and healthy canopies to ripen the fruit.
The weather took a turn in February with above average rainfall and cooler temperatures for the month. Perfect ripening conditions then ensued through the remainder of the month and into March. Daily monitoring of our vineyards over the period of harvest was key to maintaining wine quality throughout the season.
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