Stone Dwellers Chardonnay

Colour
Pale straw with tinges of green.

Aroma
Perfumed stone fruits interlaced with hints of brioche, lemon tart and honey toasted oak.

Palate
An elegant medium to full bodied Chardonnay with ripe peach and nectarine flavours, a soft creamy texture and well integrated French oak. 

Single Vineyard, Strathbogie Ranges 2018 was an excellent vintage. A mild to warm season. Moderate rainfall at the right times made for ideal growing conditions. We picked the grapes at 12.7 Baumé (a measure of sugar) which is an ideal level of sugar for a medium to full bodied Chardonnay.

The wine was matured in a range of French oak puncheons from different coopers, spending 9 months on yeast lees during this time, providing the creamy, soft mid palate. 30% of the wine was in new barrels with the remainder in 3-year-old puncheons.