The grapes were harvested during the second week in February from our old vine Chardonnay blocks The grapes were pressed, cold settled and 70% of the blend racked to French oak barriques and 30% to tank for fermentation, with no secondary malolactic fermentation, to retain fruit freshness, and matured for a further 8 months. The wine was racked and lightly fined with skim milk, filtered and bottled.
The 2015 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage followed by a burst of wet weather in late February. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made.
Enjoy now -7 years.
Straw yellow with green hues.
White peach, nectarine and citrus fruits with a hint of savoury oak.
The palate is juicy and balanced with flavours of white peach and nectarine, and a refreshing crisp acidity. Use of French oak adds structure and complexity.