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    2021 Gentle Folk 'Ashton' Chardonnay

    • $68.00

    Description

    Our fourth release from this little patch of goodness where the aspect and deep clay soils result in a wine with boldness and spiciness. There's texture, beautiful stone fruit characters and a punching acid line from the long, cool 2021 season.

    Vineyards: Ric's, Ashton

    Vine age: 26 years

    Clones: i10v1

    Elevation: 500m

    Aspects: North

    Soils: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist and quartz rubble

    Farming: organic (not certified)

    Vinification: Whole bunches crushed and pressed to tank for settling overnight before racking off solids to barrel. The wine spent eleven months in French and Austrian oak, 20% new. Bottled under DIAM cork, sealed with wax.

    Alc: 12.9%

    pH: 3.41

    TA: 5.5 g/L

    Production: 120 dozen