Colour Pale straw with green hues.
Bouquet Fresh peach, pear and citrus blossom. Youthful and varietal chardonnay.
Palate Nectarines, white peaches and citrus fruits fill the palate. A creaminess and subtle oak influence adds to mid-palate texture and weight, building to a finish that is fresh, bright and appealing.
Once optimal ripeness was achieved, fruit was machine picked at night then crushed and destemmed to the air bag press. Pressings were separated from the freerun and all juices cold settled for 4 - 7 days after which the clear juice was racked off settling solids and fermentation initiated. Most of the vinification was completed in stainless steel tank where relatively cold and consistent fermentation took place over 15 days. A small portion was fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. Once the ferment was completely dry and settled, the wine was blended, stabilised and lightly fined prior to filtration and bottling.
Food Match This chardonnay is a wine that can be enjoyed with or without the accompaniment of food. We suggest a dish like roast chicken with lemon and pepper, chat potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Winemaker Paul Smith, Tom Ravech & Kelly Wellington