2019 'Primavera' Chardonnay
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard blocks: 100% Derwent Valley Estate grown
Geology: Mix of two terriors, grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel.
Vineyard management: 100% Certified Biodynamic
Our drink now style, bright and fresh and drinking so well.
This wine is a blend of different blocks of Chardonnay from our Derwent Valley Estate. 50% was fermented and stored in seasoned Austrian oak foeders. 11%was fermented and stored in new and 2nd fill French oak barrels. 39% was stainless steel fermented and stored. All lots spent time on lees and 50% of the wine has gone through malolactic fermentation.
The wine displays rich stone fruit on the nose with hints of vanilla and slight buttery characteristics, which are followed by a rich textural front palate showing ripe apricot on the mid palate/fruit sweetness and herbaceous notes on the finish.
Cellaring 5-10 years