The 2016 harvest was warm and long and is expressed in the bottle by a softer acidity than usual, as well as roundness. After gentle whole-bunch pressing, the chardonnay juice was gravity fed into French oak barrels, (10% new) with a high grape solids content to add interest and texture. All barrels were fermented with indigenous yeast and stirred daily during fermentation.
The result of spending 10 months in barrel, is this delicious Chardonnay which has notes of citrus, alongside stone-fruit characters. The palate is textural, precise and long. It is a wine with minerality and excellent length.
This is classic Chardonnay, inviting and unctuous.
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