100% Chardonnay from vines 6 to 10 years old in the Om Santi and Palliser vineyards, located in the Martinborough winegrowing region.
Fruit was fully barrel-fermented with moderate solids, 54% by indigenous yeasts. The wine was then aged for 10 months on lees in 17% new French oak with full malolactic fermentation.
Tightly bound with finely concentrated aromas of white stonefruits entwined with subtle notes of citrus fruits and herbs, along with nutty oak, a little creamy barrel-ferment, hints of chalky minerals, mealy nuances and some smoke. The palate is elegant in presentation with vibrant and sweet fruit flavours of white stonefruits melded with a little creamy barrel-ferment, along with nutty lees and oak elements. A taut and elegant Chardonnay.
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