Aromatic and pure, the nose displays fresh cut jasmine, ripe pear and a touch of brioche from the delicate touch of new French oak.
A true representation of California Chardonnay, this wine shows volume and structure, allowing the bright acidity to shine through from the partial malolactic fermentation. The initial tastes starts off with white cherry blossom, then moves into riper stone fruits, a touch of bakers dough, followed by more toasted notes of brioche and frangipane. The wine carries on, evolving to a clean fresh finish. Crafted to age gracefully over the next 5 years.
2015 provided an excellent growing season for our Chardonnay vines. Naturally low yields from a cool period of weather during fruit-set gave us concentrated grapes and open, disease free clusters. Warm to moderate temperatures throughout the year, helped preserve acidity, whilst rapidly generating sugars. One of earliest harvest’s on record, meant we had picked out the blocks by mid-August, harvesting grapes that were perfectly ripe, intense and delightfully aromatic with a perfect balance of acidity.
10% new French oak. 11 months.