Colour: Medium straw
Aroma: A complex array of stone fruit and barrel fermentation derived characters.
Palate: The oak treatment has given it roasted and toasty characters and the secondary Malolactic ferment and stirring on yeast lees has given creamy richness.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 12.1%, Acidity 3.38 g/L, pH 3.52, RS <0.075g/150ml glass
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
Vinification: Free run juice taken and placed directly into new & seasoned French Oak barrels. Indigenous yeast ferment, matured for 12 months with regular battonage.
Vintage Conditions: Bud-burst date was on par with average after wet July & August. Spring was cool & damp which resulted in slow shoot growth. Fruit set was variable due to cool conditions but the weather stabilised in November, with excellent growing conditions through to February. A lack of any weather extremes, either heat or cool spells lead to favourable ripening conditions and excellent flavour development.
Vine Clone: Bernard 76
Harvest Date: March 15, 2022
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