Our premium Chardonnay is a multiregional blend of fruit sourced from the Swan Valley, Margaret River and Harvey.
For the 2005 chardonnay each parcel of fruit was hand picked and kept separate throughout the winemaking process to assess the different attributes of each region. The parcels were cold settled, transferred to new and one year old French oak and individually inoculated with a specifically selected yeast strain (ICV-D47). One-third of the barrels underwent malolactic fermentation and all the barrels were bâtonnaged (lees stirred) for three months post fermentation for complexity. They received a further five months of barrel maturation before bottling. The wine has been cellared for one year prior to release.
Colour: Pale gold.
Bouquet: Intense and complex aromas including wheat, marzipan, peach and vanilla bean.
Palate: Deeply textured palate expressing varietal stone fruit characters.