The 2015 Nautilus Chardonnay is pale straw in colour. The wine displays a complex range of aromas, including preserved lemons, honeysuckle and nougat. The palate is well integrated, with a good depth of flavour and a refreshingly long finish. This wine has a tight mineral structure in its youth and will develop a creamy texture as it matures.
Handpicked grapes were chilled overnight before gentle pressing direct to barrel without settling. The wine was entirely barrel fermented in french oak barriques (20% new) using indigenous yeast. A period of lees stirring post ferment adds a textural element to the palate.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay