From a picture perfect vintage with hand-picked grapes in pristine condition. This Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed directly to 36% new light toast French Burgundy oak barrels for 10 months.
A lovely pale straw green in the glass, the nose shows citrus, green pear and meadow flowers.
The palate has a juicy core of acidity running through with limes, green apple and nectarine flavours, lovely intensity and length. Cellaring for up to 12 years from bottling.
Medallist at the London Wine Competition
Medallist at the Decanter World Wine Awards, London
Medallist at the Perth Royal Wine Show
Medallist at the Adelaide Royal Wine Show
Medallist at the Melbourne Royal Wine Show
Decanter wine judges' commentary: "Citrus aromatics, delivering a beautiful, very classy and restrained wine of finely-integrated oak and great acidity that will age beautifully".
Bottled under Stelvin Lux.