Grown amongst the cool, southern granite hills of the Heathcote faultline, our 2020 Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in March. The whole bunches were lightly pressed to promote freshness and acidity, then stored in a combination of new and aged French oak Barriques for 8 months before bottling in December 2020.
This 2020 Charlotte Chardonnay exhibits crisp minerality and subtle French oak. Full secondary fermentation took place in June 2020, enhancing the buttery and vanilla undertones. The palate exhibits delicate flavours of pear and apple blossom, with a crisp finish.
Vineyard: Merindoc Vineyard; altitude 321m
Harvest: 10 March 2020; picked by hand
Aged: In seasoned oak, 8 months
Bottled: December 2020
Palate: Pear and apple blossom, with mineral freshness and buttery undertones.