2019 Close Planted Chardonnay

100% Estate Grown Chardonnay sourced from our high density planted vineyards planted at 7700 – 9615 vines/ha, totalling 9 different, low yielding chardonnay clones (less than 1kg/vine).

Handpicked at 11.2 – 11.5° baumè, and whole bunch pressed to tank without enzymes. Lightly settled overnight without chilling and transferred to barrel, retaining most of the solids. Wild yeast fermentation, full malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak barrels (20% new). Blended after 12 months and settled in tank for six months for natural clarification prior to bottling without fining or filtration, in October 2020.

This is a tussle between the expected and the surprising. Conformity and complexity at once.

White peach and grapefruit pith, some lightly grilled nuts roll out as a first impression and confirmation the expression of nature through the vineyard has been shaped by deft hands. Then the intriguing undercurrents emerge. Aloe and oyster shell. This is a wine that’s been allowed to explore far horizons without ever losing sight of home.

It’s composed and finely balanced, fruit and acid in sync across the palate, drive and energy in abundance.

7291 bottles produced. Alc.13%. Cellar to 2034

858 in stock

2019 Close Planted Chardonnay

$57.00

858 in stock

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