ORIGIN OF VARIETAL
With flavours of nectarine, lime and hazelnuts, this wine makes a wonderful match with your summer seafood and salads.
This modern Yarra Valley Chardonnay was estate-grown from mature vines in Coldstream. The fruit was picked with a mix of golden and green berries. From the green berries, we get the lemon/lime acidity and drive. The golden berries have received more sunlight and they deliver stone fruit flavours.
The grapes were handpicked and pressed with the cloudy juice going to barrel (500L French oak Puncheons) for fermentation using wild yeasts. Malo was not encouraged with this wine and the wine remained in barrel with the yeast for six months. This time in barrel has given the wine complexity and richness whilst keeping the wine fresh and youthful.
92 Points Halliday Wine Companion
A highly appealing style that doesn't warrant great complexity as it offers lots of flavour in a drink-now framework. A core of tangy juicy stone fruit with dabs of citrus, ginger spice and neat texture with some racy acidity. It all works well. Jane Faulkner