Chardonnay 2006 RRP $25.00 a bottle
Light straw green, this wine has a very fine, clean minerally palate. The layers of melon fig & stone fruit are balanced with subtle barrell ferment characters of biscuit, cashew & lees inputs with spicy notes.
25% new French oak was used with second & third use barrells giving the oak a supporting role rather than a dominating one. Malolactic fermentation was kept to 40% to retain a clean, crisp, non fatty mouthfeel.
The intensity of the wine picks up on the finish with a very long aftertaste. This wine will develop with further cellaring