2018 Edition Noir Chardonnay
Tropical stone fruits, pretty floral notes with balanced French oak integration. Fresh acidity and well balanced.
The 2018 Edition Noir Chardonnay will be the first Chardonnay we have released from the Murrumbateman Region. These grapes were handpicked in the cool of the morning and brought back to the winery in small picking bins to prevent fruit damage such as bruising. 80% was pressed out using our pneumatic press then partially fermented in tank before being transferred into 500 ltr French oak while the other 20% was pressed using a basket press. This however went directly into 500 ltr oak for the entire fermentation giving more character. 8 months later the wine was blended before being bottled.
This wine has very different characteristics from our current White label Chardonnay in the sense that this wine is more ‘fruity’ meaning noticeable aromas of floral characters supported but nice tropical lemon and lime with beautiful integration of oak and this wine will definitely last the test of time if you can be patient enough.