2017 Block 5 Chardonnay
This wine hails from Block 5 at the top of our Home Block Vineyard. This was our first year farming it organically. What used to be a vigorous, heavy canopy quickly showed a big change due to the changes in farming practices. As a result, the fruit developed riper flavours, but less sugar than it had in past years. This wine was fermented wild in puncheons and French oak barrels for structure, and our team encouraged a malolactic component to add softness.