2016 Home Vineyard Chardonnay



2016 Home Vineyard Chardonnay

100% Estate Grown Chardonnay sourced from our original, 22 year old, vineyard (40%) planted at 3636 vines/ha, and our newer close planted vineyards (60%), planted at 7700 – 9615 vines/ha, totalling 8 different chardonnay clones. Naturally very low yielding (approx 0.5 – 1 kg/vine or 3.5 tonne/ha).

Handpicked at 11.5 – 12° baumè, and whole bunch pressed to tank without enzymes. Lightly settled overnight without chilling and ran to barrel, retaining most of the solids. Wild yeast fermentation, full malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak feuillettes, barriques, and puncheons – one-third new. Settled in tank for three months for natural clarification prior to bottling in July 2017.

Pale yellow in colour, this wine has aromas of citrus, yellow peach, pear, blossom, spice and gun smoke. The palate is linear and intense, showing lemon/lime pith, stonefruits, and spice, with flinty minerality. This wine is beautifully focused and complex, with a long powerful finish.

3640 bottles produced. Alc.13%. Cellar to 2025

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