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Harvested in early October 2016, this elegant wine exhibits aromas of straw, green apple and lychee, with a rich and layered texture. Fermented and aged in concrete and French oak puncheons for 11 months, the wine underwent minimal handling and had lees stirring and bottling without fining or filtration. This preserves all flavours and textures, as nature intended. This wine will reward aging. Picked mid-September in different blocks selected by terroir expert Pedro Parra. Each section was treated differently to optimally express each unique terroir.
A percentage of deeper, clay soil sections were whole cluster pressed into new oak puncheons to ferment, with the remainder being fermented in a concrete egg. The sandier soil sections were whole cluster pressed and fermented in old oak barrels. The wines were aged 10 months before the different sections were blended then bottled. The idea was to create three separate parts that were uniquely represented in the whole wine. Alone, the parts showed the different sections and together the whole vineyard and all its nuances are shown in balance.
PH 3.67 | TA 5.5 | RS 0.2 | ALC 12.3% | 750 cases
2015 Chardonnay (Few bottles remaining)
Harvested in September 2015, 38% of this exquisite Chardonnay was fermented in two lightly toasted French oak puncheons; the balance in an egg-shaped concrete tank. Aged on the lees for eleven months and bottled August 2016. The nose offers citrus, creamy caramel, apple, pear, subtle white peach as well as subtle vanilla pudding, apple strudel. Medium intense. On the Palate: The finished wine offers a distinctive combination of bright acidity and texture. There’s a distinctive sense of the vineyard in this wine with its stoney complexity and bright fruit evoking the rocky subsoils and cool mesoclimate. A beautiful mouth feel on entry, full body style, mid palate offers complex layers of citrus brioche, apple, ripe pear, butterscotch, crème caramel and baked green apple. A judicious use of oak gently frames this wine, is not up front and boisterous, but serves primarily as a textural lift. A lingering, long, pleasing finish. Upon release, the wine tastes spectacular, with great structure and mouthfeel, and this structure bodes well for its ability to cellar as a top flight wine.
pH: 3.91 | TA: 4.9 | RS: 0.6 | Alc: 13.5 | 312 cases
2012/2013/2014 Chardonnay (SOLD OUT)