Rich golden straw.
Intense complex notes of white peach, honey dew and rock melon, balanced with soft integrated oak, some minerality and savoury creamy notes.
A seamless integration of fruit, oak and soft acidity provides a lovely, full bodied, mouth filling richness with excellent length.
2020 was a warm vintage with low yields providing excellent fruit quality. The fruit was harvested mid March when it showed a good balance of sugar and natural acidity. The blending of this wine is always the most exciting event in our winemaking calendar.
As always with our wild ferment Chardonnay, a rich diversity of wine parcels are matured in different size barrels (puncheons and casks) to give greater complexity in the final blend. For 11 months, one third of this wine was matured in old French oak, while the rest matured in new French oak barrels. The fruit from the Greenstone vineyard in the Yarra Valley provides lovely mid-palate peach fruit and richness, while the Strathbogie component provides a touch of minerality as a result of our granite rich soil. The combination of all these variables is what provides this wine with great complexity and excellent quality.