2023 Reserve Chardonnay



The fruit for this wine is a blend of Mendoza (50%), Clone 15 (45%) and Clone 548 (5%) grown on the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace of the Askerne vineyard. Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, the juice was transferred to barrel for fermentation. The barrels were predominantly wild ferments and completed 100% malolactic post ferment.  The wine was subsequently aged for 10 months with lees stirring to add volume and complexity. The final blend has a 42% new French oak component, and 50% 2nd fill.


pH 3.38
TA 6.2/L
Alc 14.0%
RS 2.5g/L


Powerful and fragrant, with sweet scented oak spice, baked peach and toasted brioche notes, balanced with concentrated lemon and lime aromas. The palate is full with an abundance of delicious citrus and stone-fruit flavours, interplaying beautifully with rich oak spice and juicy acidity.


94 Points Cameron Douglas MS
94 Points Sam Kim Wine Orbit