2020 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 500gms/vine).

Handpicked at 11.2 – 11.5° baumè, and whole bunch pressed to tank without enzymes. Wild fermented in stainless steel tank (80%) and  French Oak (20%). Full malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak barrels. Blended after 12 months and settled in tank for six months for natural clarification prior to bottling without fining or filtration, in November 2021.

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.

2102 bottles produced. Alc.13%. Cellar to 2034

2020 Close Planted Chardonnay

$57.00

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