2018 Harewood Estate Reserve Chardonnay

$34.00

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This estate grown Chardonnay is handpicked and whole bunch pressed resulting in the most pristine, high quality juice. The juice is barrel fermented in a mixture of new and second use water-bent French oak barriques. We use several yeast strains, including wild yeast, to add to the layers of complexity.

A small proportion of the barrels are lees stirred weekly, and allowed to undergo the secondary malolactic fermentation, introducing a savoury and textural intensity to the finished wine.

The wine spends between 11 months in barrel before minimal fining and bottling.

A brilliant, fresh, green straw colour.

A complex, perfumed nose of citrus and fresh nectarines balanced by toasty french oak and a savoury cashew barrel ferment character.

The use of free-run juice has produced an impressively elegant cool climate chardonnay, achieving a perfect balance between delicate fruit flavours, texture and length. Initial flavours of grapefruit and stone fruit lead to a richer and more textured mid palate that finishes with lingering citrus acidity balanced by spicy French oak.