A modern, well balanced, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, with elegance, generosity of flavour, and complexity.
94 Points: James Halliday Wine Companion
92 Points: Huon Hooke
93+ Points: Winefront (Gary Walsh)
Silver: 2015 Yarra Valley Wine Show
A complex nose of white peach, citrus, cashew and nougat, supported by subtle smoky oak and flinty, struck match aromas. The stone fruit flavours flow through on the palate, supported by subtle, savoury, lees characters, a creamy, nutty richness, and a long, fine finish.
A warm and very dry growing season, culminating in a low yielding harvest with perfectly healthy fruit. Berries were small with intense, concentrated flavours and exceptional acidity.
Hand-picked from dry-grown vines, chilled overnight, and whole bunch pressed to 500L French oak puncheons for barrel fermentation, of which 37% was new and the remainder between 2-3 years old. Some lees stirring was also carried out for complexity and mouthfeel. 100% estate grown, made, and bottled in our new onsite winery.