Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-gold hues, lighter on the edge.
The nose is fresh and very fine in proportion, being tightly concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits entwined with flinty lees and reductive complexities. Subtle nutty oak and minerally elements add detail.
Match with seafood and white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years.
Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly bound with flavours of white stonefruits, white florals, citrus and gunflint, unfolding nutty and mineral elements. The mouthfeel is bright, crisp and refreshing with lacy acidity providing good tension as the wine follows a very fine textured line. The palate carries to an elegant, lingering finish of white stonefruits and flinty minerals. This is a refreshing, finely concentrated Chardonnay with flavours of white stonefruits complexed by flint and mineral notes.
Chardonnay fruit including the new 548 and 809 clones, from the ‘Om Santi’, ‘Pinnacles’ and ‘Clouston’ vineyards fully barrel-fermented with approx. 28% indigenous yeasts to 13.2% alc., the wine aged 6 months on lees with one stirring in oak, a portion new, nearly all of the wine undergoing MLF.
Picking Date: April 2016
Bottled: December 2016