"Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows apricot, mango, lemon pith, vanilla and roasted cashew characters. It's wonderfully weighted and fleshy on the palate, delivering lovely fruit power together with expansive mouthfeel and balanced acidity, finishing long and complex. At its best: now to 2024." *94 points* - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
The 2018 harvest progressed under ideal cool and dry conditions. Rainfall through the growing season was average with a dry summer, allowing fruit to attain optimal characters.
Sourced from selected Chardonnay vineyards located in the premium growing area of Padthaway.
The wine was picked very early morning and pressed off skins immediately, retaining the purity of the fruit. The juice was cold settled and fermented cool with high quality French oak. The wine was aged on lees for 6 months to gain complexity and texture.
Scallops, bacon, cream and potatoes all love Chardonnay.