The 1908 block at the HVD Vineyard was hand picked and basket pressed, with the juice cold settled for four days before fermentation began in stainless steel tanks. The fermenting juice was then transferred to French oak barriques, 30% of which were new. The wine is balanced between primary chardonnay fruit flavours and secondary flavours, derived from the minimal solids ferment and extended yeast lees contact, resulting in this wine’s texture and mouthfeel.
Mark Hughes, Wine Selector Magazine
In the glass: Bright pale gold. On the nose: Sweet stonefruit, nougat, vanillin oak and a hint of struck match. On the palate: Nutty and complex with ripe, rich melon fruit tempered by nutty, savoury lees, smokey oak, oyster shell minerality and an almost salty finish.
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