Chardonnay Unoaked 2016
Vine age: 27 years
Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield: 6.2 tons per hectare
A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. Fruit ripened slowly allowing development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.
Grapes were harvested at 22.2°B and whole-bunch pressed to a low 1.4 bars of pressure. Using three different yeast strains, fermentation occurred over a 14 day period. The wine spent five months on the gross lees before stabilisation, filtration and bottling.
Total Acidity: 5.59 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Elegant orange blossom and lime aromas on the nose, supported by green apple and lime flavours on the palate. This wine's crisp and refreshing features are perfectly balanced with a subtle creaminess and ends in a lingering finish.