2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars
2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze
2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA - Silver
Appealing golden straw colour with a nose of toasted farm bread with lashings of butter and zesty lime marmalade. This is a well balanced and elegant chardonnay. The wood is well integrated and balanced with upfront citrus flavours on the mid palate.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Clones: CY: 235C; 289B; 270B
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
This was generally a much cooler ripening season. On-shore breezes from the Atlantic Ocean cooled down the grapes during the afternoon. Careful monitoring and canopy management, together with this perfect weather conditions aided us in achieving optimum ripeness.
In The Cellar
No skin contact directly onto press and after a very soft pressing the juice is settled over two days and then pumped to 300l French oak barrels. The wine undergoes fermentation in the barrels. After 6 months on the lees in this 20% new and 80% older barrels we select the best performing barrels to blend this special wine.