Notes from Gareth;
Organically farmed Chardonnay from 24 year old dry grown vines, planted in quartz rubble over deep clay sandstone.
A new site for us in 2018. In the heart of the dress circle of the Adelaide Hills is this beautiful north facing Chardonnay block coming into its own at 24 years of age. Dry grown, low yielding producing super concentrated chardonnay. Grapes were picked by hand and hand sorted on the 10th March. Slow gentle pressing, cooling and settling overnight before being racked into four 225L French barriques (25% new) for primary and malolactic fermentation (full).
A textural Chardonnay with soft green fruits, stone fruit and a warm toasty spice, with plenty of tension thanks to a mineral core that runs through it all.