Chardonnay has been a mainstream Australian variety now for decades but its traditional home is Burgundy in France where winemaking practices applied to this grape are somewhat different. In the ‘old world’ naturally occurring yeast that reside on the grapes in the vineyard and within the winery itself are allowed to conduct the fermentation process without intervention by the winemaker.
The palate is fine and tight with intense white peach, lemon curd and cashew flavours and an attractive chalky mouthfeel. The intense fruit is supported by vibrant acidity and high quality integrated oak. The wine has great length of flavour and demonstrates all the requirements for ageing.