Style: Fresh and bright with layered complexity from subtle oak and time on lees.
The Inspiration: Chardonnay doesn’t need to be controversial. This style suits a range of Chardonnay (and non Chardonnay) drinkers alike. It’s fruit-driven without being lean. It has had partial barrel fermentation but the oak is subtle and balanced. Time on lees has given a soft and generous texture to the palate. Made in a style that not only compliments local seafood but is also suited to a lazy summer evening on Long Beach Robe.
Tasting notes: Stone fruits and some florals with textural mouthfeel. Dry palate, balanced oak.
Winemaking: Grapes were gently pressed in a combination of new and old French oak and stainless tank. Ferment was achieved with a mix of inoculated and wild yeast. At the end of fermentation, the barrels were left without sulphur and stirred on lees for increased mouthfeel and complexity.
Cellaring: The gentle oaking and time on lees will see this wine develop well in the bottle over the next 3 years.