The grapes were harvested during the second week in February from our old vine, Lake Chardonnay block. The grapes were pressed, cold settled and racked to French oak barriques with 50% new oak, with no secondary malolactic fermentation to retain fresh fruit flavours and left to mature for 8 months. The wine was racked and lightly fined with skim milk, filtered and bottled.
The 2014 vintage is already regarded as one of the Hunter Valley’s great vintages. With ideal warm and very dry summer conditions, we had the luxury of determining exact picking times which allowed tannin and flavour profiles to fully mature. The 2014 white and red wines will be highly sought after gems, enjoy!
Enjoy now or cellar 7-10 years.
Pale yellow with green hues.
Citrus and red apple fruits with subtle flinty notes.
Green apple and white peach, with a crisp line of acidity and a textured mouth feel.