An intriguing flinty minerality gently supports elegant aromas of citrus, apricots, and pear. The palate is full and creamy, and the fresh acidity leans a beautiful balance to the wine. The oaking is underlying and leans to support and uplift the fruit characters.
The grapes for this wine are from an eastern-facing parcel of the vineyard, 27 years of age and the clone is CY3, and the soil type, rich deep Clovelly. Harvesting happened on the 30th of January early in the morning by hand, followed by a whole bunch pressing into stainless steel tanks.
After two days of settling, clean juice was racked into 2x500L barrels, half French, half Hungarian, and 1x300L French oak barrel with little to no toasting. Fermentation occurred in barrels and malolactic fermentation followed after which the wine was aged in barrels for a further 8 months before racking a slight filtration, and bottling in December 2019.
Enjoy with a beautiful slow-braised pork belly with Thai spice or a west coast cod over the coals with a fresh lemon-butter sauce.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
ALC: 12.39% | pH: 3.4 | RS: 2.5 g/l | TA: 6.0 g/l
|Môrestond Chardonnay 2017||93 points: Greg Sherwood MW 2019
Double Gold Winner: NWC Challenge / Top 100 – 2021
|Môrestond Chardonnay 2018||Decanter Gold: 96 points – 2022
James Suckling: 93 points
|Môrestond Chardonnay 2019||Tim Atkin 91 points|