Honeysuckle notes on the nose followed by fresh pineapple and hints of spice. Rich orange and mandarin fruit on the palate complemented by balanced crisp acidity, integrated oak and a long lingering finish.
Handpicked in the last week of February.
Overnight cold storage of the grapes preserved the fresh fruity character during whole bunch pressing.
In the Cellar
After settling, the clear juice was racked off its gross lees into French oak barrels. After two months lees contact, the wine was racked and returned to age for a total of 8 months in 57% new and 17% - 2nd fill oak. The unoaked portion was used to make up the final blend.
Clivia - after the Duchess of Northumberland, Lady Charlotte Clive who first cultivated the type specimen in England. The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with our lively Chardonnay and its floral notes
John Platter2010 – 4 Stars
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