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Only 30-40% of this wine is aged in oak, thus adding a creamy texture without overshadowing the fine natural acidity and stone fruit flavours. A touch of oak - and allow the fruit to shine, that's our philosophy with this chardonnay!
The grapes are low cropped and then a portion of this wine is fermented in old oak using indigenous yeast, not to give oak character but to add layers of flavour and texture. The balance is tank fermented and aged on light lees, giving a creaminess and mid palate weight. It is a dry wine with classic pear and quince texture and flavours with super length.
With careful vineyard management, the crops are kept low to intensify flavour and extract colour. The Pinot Noir is fermented, pressed off and aged in French oak for about 9 months, then bottled. The aim with this wine is to be more fruit driven whilst retaining the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir.
Planting on the alluvial soil of old riverbeds gives the wine a fine mineral acidity. This Sauvignon Blanc is produced in a dry style, with around 2 -3 grams of residual sugar and a tightly wound pH to give a longer cellaring life of 2-3 years from bottling.