An evolving style of Chardonnay, this wine is bright straw in colour, with some lovely stone-fruit notes (think peach, nectarine) with struck flint, brioché and vanillin French oak aromas. The palate is soft and textural, with great stone-fruit, yeast and nut flavours and a long, dry finish.
Ok….I’ll admit it. I love making Chardonnay….and I still like to intervene in the wine-making process. I know non-interventionist making is “in” at the moment, but if you grow your grapes on a trellis, you’re an interventionist! We are just out to make the best we can from the fruit we harvest so why change a winning strategy. The palate is lively and complex with peach and grapefruit flavours, brioche -like yeast characters ( from regular stirring or “batonnage”) and understated but tasty, barrel- fermented vanillin oak with a crisp acid finish. A wine that will evolve and become more complex as it ages.
Great with just about any pork or poultry dish or creamy pasta dishes or by itself with a soft cheese.