Chardonnay 2013 Limited ReleaseSOLD OUT
Medium straw. Subtle aromatic wine with melon and lemon zest, integrated spice and fresh almond kernel from fermentation in new French barrels. A bold young wine, upfront melon peach fruit with ripe lime edges. Subtle barrel fermentation provides a fine creamy texture and a nutty sandalwood persistence. Zesty acidity adds life and length to the palate, a young wine with ageing potential.
The fruit was harvested in February 2014 and completed fermentation in new (50%) and one year old French oak puncheons. The wine then spent a further twelve months in barrel, with regular lees stirring to enhance the texture and mouth feel.
Chardonnay is enjoying a resurgence at present and this wine is sure to please! Slightly more restrained and elegant than previous vintages it is perfectly integrated for enjoyment now and has the structure and complexity to age well over the coming 6-7 years. With its great depth of flavour our Limited Release Chardonnay will partner well with seared salmon, lemon aioli and house made chunky chips.
"Made in the Burgundian fashion using the pick of our chardonnay juices. Barrel fermentation in French puncheons provides the complexity to give a long ageing potential." Colin Campbell