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WINE MAKING NOTES
The fruit for this wine is a blend of Mendoza, Clone 15, Clone 95 and Clone 6 Chardonnay, which was grown in the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace at Askerne Vineyard.
The wine was fermented and aged for 9 months in predominantly French oak barrels. (25 % new). There was a mixture of inoculated and wild yeast.
Lees stirring was undertaken to naturally preserve and add structure to this wine. 50% of the wine underwent malolactic conversion.
TA 5.2 g/l
Residual Sugar 0 g/l
Alcohol 13.5 %
Fruit characters are in the grapefruit and nectarine spectrum with additional flinty complexity from wild yeast and barrel fermentation. On the palate lovely citrus notes combine with a medium fruit weight to produce a refreshing and delicious wine with great line and length. Enjoy with chicken or seafood dishes.