2020 was an exceptional growing season that produced a naturally balanced crop of clean Chardonnay from a long & dry summer.
Fruit predominantly from our oldest vines were hand harvested & whole bunch pressed, some directly to barrel & some cold settled.
Barrel fermentation in 46% new oak was followed by a regime of stirring & topping until April 2021 when racking & assemblage commenced. Sterile filtration preceded 1st July bottling.
Presents with a youthful pale gold hue complex aroma of integrated seasoned oak ripe stone fruit, brioche & mealy characters complement dried summer herbs & oak complexity on the palate this wine has a superb acid line & balance that makes it accessible now but promises much for those with the patience to cellar.
- Gold Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2021
- 1500ml bottle of 2020 Reserve Chardonnay
Please note there is only a limited quantity of these library wines