The 2015 Reserve Chardonnay is a wine that delivers luxurious finesse wrapped around a lovely linear core of acidity.
To craft this wine, the best blocks of fruit were hand harvested and each clone was kept separate before being gently pressed with a percentage of the juice having a short amount of skin contact. The free run juice was racked to 100% French oak barrels for fermentation and the lees were stirred bi-weekly to achieve more creaminess and texture as well as greater complexity. We only used 30% of new oak for just a hint of barrel toast throughout. Subtle notes of baking spices, cashews weave through the layers of intense flavours of fig and ripe melon with a hint of complexing flint notes. On the palate is rich, honeyed, and textural with a lengthy finish.
This is an exceptional Chardonnay that will age beautifully for the next five to ten years from release date. In 2017 it received Honours at Intervin Competion.