The vineyards which contribute to this blend are scattered throughout the various sub-regions of Eden Valley. The contribution of this diverse collection of vineyards from our long term growers provides a rich tapestry of flavours to the wine and adds to it’s individuality.
This Chardonnay sourced from Eden Valley features the use of a natural or ‘wild yeast’ ferment where the juice is encouraged to ferment with the indigenous vineyard yeasts which are present on the grape skins. The individual yeasts each participate in a natural synergy to build layers of complexity and finesse into the wine. Palate structure is further enhanced through extended lees contact and regular lees stirring after the completion of fermentation. Creamy nougat and toasted almonds with an appealing citrus and white peach lift. The palate is fine and creamy with flavours of stone fruit and figs. Elegantly structured, this wine shows nuances of toasty oak and a fresh citrus acidity to finish.
2009 | 2008