This Chardonnay is bright lemon-green in the glass, and shows aromas of flint, lemon peel and white stone fruits, with a quiet whisper of cinnamon and cream. On the palate, it’s easy and accessible from the word go. White-fleshed fruit crashes over the tongue while natural acidity lends it elegance and drive. The finish is clean, light and mouth-watering, inviting another sip. This is a refreshing, easy-going Chardonnay.
We wanted this wine to over-deliver but not overcomplicate, so the lion’s share was fermented in stainless steel for a clean, fresh expression. Some oak was used for maturation, including a 15% new French oak, to add texture and aromatic complexity. The wine was kept on its fermentation lees for six months for a touch more weight and better mouthfeel.