The fruit of this elegant Chardonnay was hand-picked and hand-sorted, chilled overnight and gently whole bunch pressed straight to 38% new light toast French (Burgundian) oak barrels for 9 months.
The wine is a pale straw in colour with green highlights, whilst the bouquet displays fresh pears, citrus blossom and nuances of roasted cashew.
The palate is medium-bodied, offering bright characters of green apple, quince and lime tart. A lovely line of acidity running through the palate provides the wine with drive, length and a crisp, lingering finish.
Cellaring for at least 12 years from bottling.
Medallist at the International Wine Challenge, London
Medallist at the Decanter World Wine Awards, London
Medallist at the Perth Royal Wine Show
Medallist at the Royal Adelaide Wine Awards
Medallist at the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
Decanter judges' commentary: "Bright with breezy lemon, yellow fruit and melon on the nose, delicate orange, chamomile and a zesty citrus acidity on the palate”.
IWC judges' commentary: "Nose of spicy pudding with tangy palette and a toasty finish".
Bottled under Stelvin Lux.