A complex and beguiling aroma of lime, gentle spice and nuts. White pear and citrus fruits with touches of fine grained oak and butterscotch. Mid-palate creamy texture seamlessly leads to a clean tight citrus finish in this thoroughly modern style of Chardonnay. Picked at flavour ripeness, the grapes were whole bunch pressed with only the free-run juice retained. It went straight to 100% French oak for barrel fermentation involving two yeast strains and 50% wild fermentation. This wine had 100% malolactic fermentation and all barrels received battonage fortnightly during the nine months in barrel.
Notes provided by Derwent Estate.