Complex aromas of citrus fruit and pear with delicate white floral nuances.
The textural palate displays fresh and vibrant citrus fruits in the lime, lemon pith and grapefruit spectrum with hints of tropical fruit and mandarin. The wine displays exceptional purity with an attractive savoury element, which contributes length to the palate, finishing with a clean flinty, mineral edge.
Enjoy with full bodied fish or white meat main courses. Great with salmon, trout or quail.
Cellar PotentialUp to 10 yearsWinemaking NotesA perfect ripening period for Chardonnay has produced a fine and elegant wine, displaying the hallmark flavours of lemon pith and grapefruit, with hints of tropical fruit and mandarin. Early hand-harvesting, use of wild yeast fermentation and grape solids, combined with regular batonnage, have all contributed texture, complexity and balance to the wine. Sensitive winemaking techniques and the use of French oak have produced a wine with great flavour and texture, which is restrained, complex and elegant.
Accolades2018 Wine CompanionJames HallidayEstate-grown, multi-clone, hand-picked, fermented and matured in French oak (40% new). It is indeed (as claimed) a complete wine, delivering power and length with ease; the white peach and grapefruit flavour streams share the honours, and together have made light work of the oak. 95 pts