Grapefruit and citrus flavors are in abundance on the nose and palate. This vintage has fresh acidity, beautiful minerality, vibrant, racy and zesty structure.
This vintage has a full and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Irrigation: Dry Land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
About The Harvest
The grapes was harvested in cooler conditions
In The Cellar
Our first vintage since 1999 not using the same Chardonnay sites. First Substantial fruit from our new site was added to this 2018 Unwooded Chardonnay. It immediately made a contribution to the variation and complexity of this final blend. Overall even with the drought, the chardonnay vineyards produced beautiful ripe and healthy fruit.
During the crushing and fermentation kept at low temperatures. Fermentation is only done in stainless steel tanks, no wood is added. We have the wine on the lees for up to 3 months depending on the vintage.