Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2016
Vine age: 26 years
Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield: 6.2 tons per hectare
A low canopy allowed optimal sunlight penetration. Minimal irrigation was used. The fruit ripened slowly allowing the development of small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.
Grapes were picked at 24.7°B and whole-bunch pressed to 1.4 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days and racked to barrel. Using 100% wild yeast, fermentation occurred over a two week period. The wine spent 11 months on the lees. New and second fill, small French oak barrels were used.
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Bold and powerful citrus burst, mouth-fillingly rich and creamy vanilla with beautifully integrated oak.