Chardonnay 2011

Bright lime green colour. The nose explodes with lemon and lime citrus with subtle almond undertones. A fresh, crisp, zippy entry with hints of tropical fruit on the mid palate and a creamy, elegant finish.

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked in the last week of February.

The Harvest

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 25% new French oak barrels. The wines underwent natural fermentation in the barrels. After two months lees contact and weekly battonage, the wine was racked and returned to age for a total of 7 months.

Botanical Sketch

Clivia miniata

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


1.7 g/l
6.3 g/l


Total Acid

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