Tasting Note: Pale light yellow with vibrant green, Nectarine/Peach fruit nose with lovely complexity from French oak maturation. Flavoursome with good persistence and length, finishing with a clean soft acidity.
Food Matching: A full flavoured Chardonnay that will match duck, fish, aubergine lasagne and cheese.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay.
Climate: 2019 was an outstanding year in McLaren Vale. Above average rainfall in July and August set up the vines for a good growing season. October and November were relatively dry but relieved by good rains in December. Temperatures in most months from October to the end of harvest were slightly warmer than average with both maximum and minimum. Veraison was a little late, but proceeded rapidly after some hot January days. Ripening conditions during February and March were ideal with dry conditions and an absence of extreme temperatures provided rich fruit flavours and mature tannins.
Ageing: French oak - 25% new for 8 months.
Residual sugar: 1.2g/l.