2019 ‘Cooinda Vale’ Chardonnay
Hand picked. Whole bunch pressed. Cold settled for 1 day then racked to barrel. Wild fermentation. Mixture of barriques (225 litre) and puncheons (500 litre) which 40% is new. Matured for 9 months in oak. No Malolactic. Minimal stirring.
Subtle aromas of cardamom and pepperberry spice. Lemon/Lime zest and apple blossom. Palate is fine and restrained. Mineral chalkiness texture, mandarin, flint, lemon curd and pink grapefruit. Lacey acid. Bold but understated.