100% Chardonnay from the Celeste vineyard, Whitlands, King Valley, Victoria. Destemmed, lightly crushed and then basket-pressed, all within 20m of the vines!
Juice was transferred to 70% new and 30% old French oak barrels for wild fermentation. After fermentation the wine was left on solids for a further 2 weeks before being racked off gross lees. The wine was then left in oak for 9 months including partial malolactic fermentation, and one very cold winter! T
he wine was then racked to together into stainless steel, then hand bottled, unfined and unfiltered. 542 bottles.
Candied lime zest, lemon myrtle, bircher muesli with honey and vanilla. Lively acidity which drives the palate, fresh and vibrant with serious length and complexity.