Nose: Fresh, sweet citrus, white flower, nougat, talc
Palate: Bright, sweet citrus, toastiness, perfectly balanced
Food match: Fish & Chips on the beach
Oak: French oak puncheons, 6 months, 10% new
Colour: Pale straw
A tricky season commencing with a warm October which had the vine growth speeding along nicely, but a wet November slowed fruit set and reduced yields. Early summer was hot and dry, with a wet February delaying harvest by a week. Our organic farming methods had the vineyards in terrific shape, with the chardonnay displaying beautiful fruit purity and bright natural acidity.