|Oak Treatment||Fermented and matured for 4 months in French oak barriques; 20% of blend (5% new oak), balance 1 year and older.|
The combination of cool climate and altitude provide the perfect conditions for producing some of Australia’s nest Chardonnay. This is a fresh expression of Chardonnay which exhibits the provenance of the Heggies Vineyard, and our extensive experience over many years of working with the variety, on this site in Eden Valley.
Fruit is selected from blocks on the Estate with more sheltered, north westerly aspects on shallow clay. These blocks have been planted to a combination of the original Burgundian clones which were introduced through our Nursery in the early 1990s, as well as the more recent clonal selections from Burgundy. These recent clonal additions add an extra layer of interest and diversity to the final blend.
Pale straw with green gold reflections. The wine shows fresh aromas of citrus zest, quince and white flowers, with an underlying hint of spicy oak. A zesty and lively palate, with ripe quince and stone fruit flavours, balanced by a crisp acidity which drives the palate length. Subtle nuances of fine French oak complement the fresh varietal expression.