Pale straw green, with limey coloured hues.
This Chardonnay unveils intense aromas of fresh peach, guava and grapefruit
and hints of lemongrass. This wine showcases natural organic wine-making at its best. Subtle oak contributes to the creamy vanillin and butterscotch textures and notes of ash and white pepper, creating a beautifully structured wine that is well-balanced and refined.
Enjoy this Chardonnay with an array of seafood such as crab cakes, smoked
salmon or grilled barramundi. Equally delicious with chicken in a creamy white
sauce, or a light, coconut-based Thai curry.
Delicious now, and has great years ahead. Serve lightly chilled.
The organic fruit for this wine was sourced from 32 year old vines planted in
rocky loam soils located on the central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges
at 280 metres. The grapes were harvested cool in the morning then pressed
into French oak (one year old) and Hungarian oak (four years old) where
fermentation took place over 15 days with the selected yeast. Some small, fruit
driven parcels were added post-ferment. The wine was aged on its yeast lees
(sur-lie) for a further seven months to enhance the mouth-feel.
|Date Bottled||November 2016|
Bright pale straw.NOSE
Lifted aromas of fresh apricot and pear with a hint of almond and nougat background.PALATE
Intense flavours of mandarin, papaya and quince leading to a mouth-watering structure of lime zest and almonds.WINEMAKING
Sourced from eight year old vines planted on rocky loam soils, located on the
eastern slopes of the Pyrenees Ranges. The grapes were handpicked, crushed,
de-stemmed and pressed into tank.FOOD PAIRING
Spicy cuisine including Thai, Moroccan and Indian.VINTAGE NOTES
A relatively cool summer made for one of the best vintages for many years
with harvest taking place weeks later than usual and the slower ripening
providing more time for flavour development and more intensely flavoured
Bright, pale straw.NOSE
Clean, primary aromas of gooseberry, zesty mandarin, with a background of white peach and lemongrass.PALATE
Clean, bright and pronounced medium bodied flavours of gooseberry, lemon rind, kumquat with a lingering and lifted finish of fresh cut grass and bramley apple.WINEMAKING
The wine is an assembly of free run juice harvest of several Loire Valley clones. Fermentation is long and cool being generally three weeks between 10 - 12 degrees to retain sincere aromatic and flavour expression. Typical Pyrenees Sauvignon character exhibited with its long lingering flavour length affording it to be paired with more robust food faire.FOOD PAIRING
Crispy Thai beef salad.
Cool conditions in early Spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.
Bright pale straw with a shimmer of gold.NOSE
Lifted aromas of poached pear, nutmeg and soft toasty oak.PALATE
Medium bodied textural flavours of lemon rind and kumquats, weaving into lingering and lifted notes of toasty oak and soft citrus.WINEMAKING
The wine is made from our original Bordeaux clone of Sauvignon Blanc. Fermentation is practiced with a higher juice sediment to enhance its textural properties alongside subsequent extended maturation on its yeast lees. Typical Fume character exhibited with clean textural fruit infused in a balanced oak impression across the palate affording it to be paired with more robust food faire than is the norm for this wine variety.FOOD PAIRING
Goats cheese, pumpkin and rocket salad.
A relatively cool summer made for one of the best vintages for many years with harvest taking place weeks later than usual and the slower ripening providing more time for flavour development and more intensely flavoured grapes.