Colour: Light straw
Aroma: Bright and lifted with sweet talc, lemon butter and chalky minerality.
Palate: Elegant and lifted with distinct sherbet and citrus characters. Nougat and a savouriness sets this wine apart. A clean dry finish.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 12.1%, Acidity 5.5 g/L, pH 3.07, RS < 1g/150ml glass
Serving Temperature: 6-8 °C
Vinification: Low pressure press to extract free run & chilled to allow solids to settle. Clears racked off & inoculated for primary ferment. Secondary tank ferment prior to bottling.
Vintage Conditions: A Goldilocks Vintage – not too wet or not too dry, with very even growing conditions. Minimal manipulation required with a long even ripening period. Favourable and dry conditions from January to late April, encouraged elegant fruit flavours to develop.
Vine Clone: Bernard 76, Bernard 96 and I10V1
95 Melbourne International Wine Competition
94 Wine Showcase Magazine