Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Fresh and flinty aromas of pink grapefruit, flint, and nectarine. The palate is bright with white peach, hazelnut salivating saline characters. This is an unfiltered wine with small amounts of sediment. Please allow the bottle to stand and settle before pouring. Decanting will allow maximum expression of aroma and purity of fruit to emerge.
All grapes were whole bunch pressed over a 4 hour press cycle. The juice was settled in tank and then transferred to 500L barrels where 21% where new and made from tight grained French oak. No additions were made to the juice except vineyard derived yeast propagated from a vineyard starter from the Home vineyard. The wine matured on fermentation lees and then went through full Malo-lactic fermentation in early spring. The wine was blended to tank after 10 months in barrel, allowed to settle and then bottled without fining or filtration. 45 ppm of sulphur Dioxide (sulphites) was added. "
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
93/100 Jamie Goode, August 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"This is fresh, lively and intense with nice acidity supporting mealy, bready pear and citrus fruit. It’s not overly complex, but there’s a lovely purity and texture here. Very fine spiciness, too. A really beautiful, balanced expression of Chardonnay."