Chardonnay 2017

Clean and precise, this wine embraces the joy of quince and creamy lime with a hint of freshly baked biscuits all offset against a backdrop of the minerality of sunbaked slate in the first summer rain.

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked in the last week of January.

The Harvest

Overnight cold storage of the grapes preserved the fresh fruity character during whole bunch pressing. After settling, the clear juice was racked off its gross lees into 48% new French oak barrels. The wines underwent a mix of natural fermentation and selected inoculation in the barrels. After three months lees contact the wine was racked and returned to age for a total of 12 months.

In the Cellar

Botanical Sketch

The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with our lively Chardonnay and its floral notes

Clivia miniata

Alcohol
pH

13.07 %
3.3

RS
Total Acid

2.6 g/l
6.38 g/l

New Release

Awards

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