2023 Chardonnay


Vintage: 2023 – an excellent white wine vintage, typified by good yields and a dry, mild ripening period resulting in flavoursome, aromatic wines.

Varietals:100% Chardonnay

Appearance: Pale, golden straw with brilliant green tints.

Aroma: Vibrant fruit aromatics of white blossom, yellow grapefruit and fresh pineapple with lightly toasted almond and kaffir lime leaf complexity.

Palate: A delicate, succulent, textured palate. The wine shows good fruit weight – grapefruit, lime and white peach, with subtle complexities of sea spray, salted limes, toasted nuts. A succulent acid line balances phenolic crunch to ensure a wine of texture and substance

Winemaking: Fruit was handpicked and whole-bunch pressed straight to barrel with full solids for natural ferment by wild yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation and judicious lees stirring during maturation built palate weight, texture and complexity. A blend of separate parcels, the wine was allowed to harmonise in tank before being heat and cold stabilised with minimal fining and filtered prior to bottling in December 2023.

Oak Detail: 100% barrel fermented and matured for 9 months in a combination of 25% new, balance 1 and 2-year old French oak barriques.

Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 4-5 years.

Food Pairing: Drink with pan-fried, polenta crusted whiting fillets.

Alcohol Volume:12.6%
Acidity: pH 3.23; TA 7.2g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.5/gl