Our 2016 has the makings of a classic, restrained Chardonnay. Pale gold in colour and with delicate oak and floral aromas, the palate abounds with soft spice, vibrant citrus and a subtle, smoky note thanks to well-judged oak. The wine shows great length and will benefit from a couple of years in the bottle.
The grapes were harvested at an average of 23.8 degrees balling. 34% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks (unwooded) and 64% was fermented in French oak barrels (60% new barrels). The wine was left on the lees for 10 months before blending and bottling.
|Wine of Origin||
Delicate oak and floral aromas
with soft spice, vibrant citrus and a subtle, smoky note thanks to well-judged oak.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Bone dry, this Chardonnay pairs well with fresh fish, even tuna, salmon or simply on its own.