This cool climate chardonnay shows aromas of nectarines with nutty oak character.
Whole-bunch pressed, the wine retains a delicacy & freshness that lingers on the
tropical mid palate. The balance acidity makes for an elegant dry finish.
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$210 Half Dozen
6th March 2019
Pale straw with soft clear hues.
Aromas of nectarines with nutty oak characters and a hint of lemon citrus notes.
Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard
The palate is silky smooth with a fresh tropical mid palate. The balanced acidity is refreshing with an elegant finish.
Budburst was early this year which resulted in flowering with good fruit set. The warm ripening period saw harvest commence a week sooner than normal. Yields were reported as high – average with fine acidity retention and excellent balanced flavours.
Whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy and freshness, then settled in tank to clarify. The juice was transferred to French oak barriques (20% of which were new) for ferment and maturation, with around 20% of the barrels completing malolactic fermentation. Prepared for bottling in December 2019