This chardonnay is produced from grapes grown on vines, which thrive in the sandy loam soils of the Hunter Valley. Following harvest in February, the grapes were crushed and fermented at our winery in Pokolbin. A small portion of the wine was barrel fermented and matured in French oak hogsheads before being bottled.
The 2016 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. A series of storms in January delivered a large amount of rainfall but the fruit held up really well. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made, with the white wines in particular having great intensity of flavours.
Hunter Valley, NSW
6+ years in optimal conditions.
Pale straw with lime hues.
Intense aromas of kiwi fruit and fresh fig with a hint of citrus.
Rich with mouth filling melon and peach flavours, leading to a refined mineral finish.