Winemaker Comments

The wine has lovely mineral and lime notes, backed by beautiful apricot and ripe pear. This vintage has a fuller and more concentrated structure, with very good aging capability. THE HARVEST The Chardonnay grows on the highest hill where the rolling morning mist brings damp conditions ideal to slow ripening, but which make it a challenge to keep the vines free of mildew and botrytis. The average weight of the berries was much lighter than last year. This will definitely contribute to more structured and intense wines. IN THE CELLAR The unwooded style of Chardonnay is about maintaining freshness, therefore the grapes need to be kept at 14—18 ˚ C during the crush, skin contact period and fermentation. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasted 12 days. The wine spent 3 months on the lees before filtration and bottling.