2018 Block 5 Chardonnay
Flinty struck-match notes on the nose. Flavours of vibrant citrus and melon, with bright lively acidity.
This wine hails from Block 5 at the top of our Home Block Vineyard. This was our second 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 100% fermented wild in puncheons and French oak barrels for structure, and our team encouraged a malolactic component to add softness. We let this wine sit in stainless steel for 6 extra months, to allow integration before bottling.