100% Chardonnay from vines 6 to 10 years old in the Om Santi and Palliser/Clouston vineyards, located in the Martinborough winegrowing region.
Fruit was fully barrel-fermented with light solids, 26% by indigenous yeasts. The wine was then aged for 10 months in 31% new oak, undergoing batonnage once, and 95% malolactic fermentation.
Rich and near-luscious flavours of stonefruits and creamy barrel-ferment notes, entwined with mealy complexities, nutty oak and subtle flint and mineral elements. The flavours form a layered and elegantly concentrated core with fresh, lacy acidity lending energy, and light phenolics providing structure and a little grip. Carries to a very long and sustained finish.
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