The 2018 vintage was a big contrast to the 2017 vintage; in fact, it was very
similar to 2016. The 2018 vintage began with heavier than normal winter
rains and cooler temperatures which delayed budburst but warmer spring weather
resulted in perfect conditions for flowering leading to very good fruit set and
promising high yields. Grapes matured with optimum sugar, flavour and tannin
development resulting in high quality parcels from all sites. It was our third
earliest harvest, leading to our shortest ever hang time.
• whole bunch pressed • unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 38%
new 228 litre French oak barrels • 8 month aging in barrel with no batonnage •
64% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered
White nectarine, fig and green papaya jump from the glass inviting you to
explore this elegant Chardonnay. The natural acidity drives the palate,
complimenting chestnut, soft citrus and spicy notes that sing together and
complete this wine.