Sparkling honey, nose tingling, just ripe pear – when you cut it and it’s just a tiny bit crunchy but it’s ripe and juicy – that. This wine is that, on the first day of Spring after a long chilly Winter; the excitement to see a familiar, uplifting season – the first Jasmine of spring, rose buds and fruit tingles, how good. A pleasing wine, full malo adds some mid weight to the pallet that complements its warmth and friendly nature. Hard to put down – a freshly cut slice of pear dripping in fresh cream. Drinking this wine is like catching up with an old friend, you forgot how much you love them and with every sip you remember just how great they are – can’t put the glass down. Sip, sip.
Handpicked in early March, the whole bunches were delicately pressed into 6 aged barriques for ferment, using only wild yeasts from the vineyard. The ferment lasted almost one month. Racked into stainless steel in late May, the wine was stirred fortnightly. Bottled in late December 2020, the wine is unfiltered and not fined. Minimal sulphites.
Vineyard: Faraday Vineyard
Harvest: 2 March 2020; picked by hand
Aged: In seasoned oak and stainless, 9 months
Bottled: December 2020
Closure: Natural cork
Palate: Sparkling honey, crunchy ripe pear. The smell of Spring; rose buds and Jasmine.
P • P • P • Classification: Place.
This wine is an expression of our Faraday vineyard. Very little winemaking, raw and unadapted, this Chardonnay speaks for the unique site in which the grapes are grown