I never tire of Chardonnay. Whether it is in that morning glass of Champagne, the second glass at lunch, or the rich white in the evening degustation - Chardonnay has it all. As such, Chardonnay deserves it all and I have taken out all the stops for this wine.
The harvest occurred by hand at the start of March 2016. It was then whole-bunch pressed and the juice was gently run into a new French Oak barrel. The juice settled overnight before being racked and returned to barrel. The fermentation was slow to start and thanks to some cool nights, remained moderate at all times with occasional chilling.
Fermentation took two weeks and then the wine was allowed to settle on lees before being racked and returned to new French oak. The secondary fermentation was allowed to progress and the wine was left to sit until February 2017 before being bottled under Diam cork and carefully stored in my cellar.
Extremely limited, 300 bottles produced. This is a Chardonnay for people who know what great Chardonnay looks like. It reminds me of the way Chardonnay used to be made, it is rich, opulent and offers layer after layer of oak and fruit flavours.
Enjoy at cellar temperature. This wine was allowed to settle naturally and was not filtered, a small amount of harmless sediment may remain, please decant before drinking.