2017 Home Vineyard Chardonnay



2017 Home Vineyard Chardonnay

100% Estate Grown Chardonnay sourced from our original, 23 year old, vineyard (20%) planted at 3636 vines/ha, and our newer high desnity planted vineyards (80%), planted at 7700 – 9615 vines/ha, totalling 8 different chardonnay clones. A very low yielding year (less than 500g/vine)
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 varying size French oak feuillettes, barriques, and puncheons – one-third new. Settled in tank for six months for natural clarification prior to bottling without fining or filtration, in September 2018.

Pale yellow in colour, this wine has aromas of citrus, yellow peach, blossom, spice and subtle struck match stick characters. The palate is rich, with amazing intensity from the super low yields, showing lemon/orange pith, stonefruits, and spice, with flinty minerality. This wine is beautifully focused and complex, with a long powerful finish.

2700 bottles produced. Alc.13%. Cellar to 2026

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