• 2021 Basket Press Chardonnay

2021 Basket Press Chardonnay

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Grape Varietal— Chardonnay

This wine has fragrant notes of hazelnut praline, finger limes, lime blossom & nougat. The nose displays excellent depth & abundance of aroma with mineral complexity & a subtle hint of toasted oak. The lime zest is also evident on the palate, along with honeysuckle & hazelnut. Silky length and texture with a very long flavour profile & complex structure from wild yeast, “Surlée” in the barrel & concrete egg with a buttery & lingering finish. Young and interesting contemporary Chardonnay to be enjoyed now or cellared. 

The fruit was hand-picked and chilled to 5 degrees then foot stomped & gently pressed into our basket press. Utilising indigenous Krinklewood yeast grown from fruit gathered a few days earlier in the vineyard, the majority was fermented in our three 700l Nomblot fermentation eggs, whilst a portion was fermented in new and used French oak where it also went through malolactic fermentation in both in barrels and in the eggs. The wine was left resting on lees for nine months before blending and bottling.

Trophy - "Champion white wine of show" - Australian small winemakers wine show 2022.

Gold Medal - NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show 2022

Gold Medal - ANZ Boutique Wine Show 2022

Silver Medal - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2022

Bronze Medal - Syndey Royal Wine Show 2022

Bronze Medal - Queensland Royal Wine Show 2022

96 points - Wine Estate Magazine 

92 points  - James Halliday

Varieties— Chardonnay
Vintage— 2021
Country— Australia 
Region— Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley
Alcohol— 12.8% 
Bottle size— 750 mL 

Drinking Window— 2021 - 2031