2019 Reserve Chardonnay
2019 was a great vintage in Mudgee producing excellent fruit across all varieties. Lovely winter rain fall produced excellent canopy and fruit ratio, ensure adequate ripeness in all varieties. Summer was warm, and fairly dry, producing fruit in excellent condition.
Picked by hand, whole bunch pressed straight in to barrel – 50% new, 50% older French oak hogsheads – and allowed to wild ferment. Added complexity was gained through partial malolactic fermentation. A modern style of Chardonnay with citrus and stone fruit notes, leading to a complex and creamy palate, with nice acidity and length to finish. Will age well over the next 5 – 8 years