An elegant Chardonnay with lovely persistent stone fruit flavours. Dry in style, medium bodied and finishes with a clean, bright, soft acidity. Fresh cut nectarine. Fragrant and fruit driven with a subtle influence of French oak.
McLaren Vale provides good climate for Chardonnay and growing conditions in 2021 were ideal. We have it harvested while the acidity is still vibrant and sugar level not too high to retain elegance. Some flavoursome pressings were re-incorporated into the free run and the wine fermented with a neutral yeast. The French oak used provides a subtle background to the fruit, while maturation on lees has helped provide the persistence of flavour. We have elected to make a dry style.