The 2008 vintage was another challenging one with the continuance of Australia?s worst drought in recent history. Chardonnay which came on earlier in the season benefited from some cooler climatic conditions early in the season. Our Chardonnay is a fresh citrus driven style complemented by the light use of oak with 30% of the wine fermented in new French oak Barriques. This wine was matured for 100 days in oak with daily barrel stirring. The oak component is unobtrusive yet critical to the overall aroma and flavour balance.
Colour: Pale light straw with green hues
Bouquet: Citrus driven aromas of lime/lemon together with zest and light tropical fruits.
Palate: Lively citrus and zest flavours together with light tropical fruits and white peach. This is an elegant style displaying tight acidity, great length of flavour together with integrated mid palate texture coming from the use of oak. This wine is to be enjoyed over the next 12 months and will continue to reward for the next 3 ? 5 years.