DOMAIN ROAD DEFIANCE CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Our Chardonnay grows in three blocks on our Defiance vineyard chosen for the quality of soils and underlying gravels. 

The grapes were hand harvested on the 23rd and 24th March 2015.  All the grapes were whole bunch pressed to tank before being transferred to French Oak Barriques for fermentation to dryness.  Aged in the oak barriques for 10 months this Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation and was regularly lees stirred.

Our Chardonnay is dry in style, and pale straw with clear hues in colour.  The nose has fragrant aromas of stone fruit and pear with hints of vanilla and s[pice.  The palate is dry with ripe peach, nectarine and pear together with citrus and spicy oak.  The texture is creamy and mouth filling.  A complex wine with balanced acidity, nice minerality and a long Crème Brûlée finish."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Beautifully ripe and satisfying, the richly fragrant bouquet shows white stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon peel and oatmeal characters with subtle cedary complexity. The palate is succulent and plush, and offers creamy mouthfeel and delightful fruit intensity, brilliantly structured by perfectly pitched acidity. At its best: now to 2021."


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