2019 Original Vines Chardonnay
WINEMAKING: Hand picked for only the best clusters, this Chardonnay was gently whole cluster pressed after further sorting at the winery. Wild yeast kicked off ferment at 15 C for 3 days before being racked into new French barriques and puncheons. The wine was then inoculated with a cultivated yeast designed to highlight tree fruit flavours. After Primary fermentation was completed, a malolactic conversion began, and a regime of daily lees stirring took place until secondary fermentation finished on Nov 24. A further 5 months aging in oak took place before bottling..
NOTES: The resulting wine is a bold Chardonnay with tree fruit and oak notes framed by citrus infused acidity. This wine will continue to age for 6-10 years from the vintage. Notes of lemon, peach, and spice fill the glass while the palate showcases pineapple, fresh bread, and a hint French oak spice. Shellfish or hard cheeses will work well.
Product Profile: 2019 Original Vines Chardonnay