Estate Chardonnay

Vintage 2014
Region Eden Valley
Winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder
Harvested 24th February - 19th March 2014
Oak Treatment Fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques; 44% new, 49% one year old and balance in older.
Alcohol 12.5
Total Acid 6.0
pH 3.17

Pale green-gold in colour. Fresh and fragrant aromas of stone fruits, grapefruit pith and citrus zest with subtle hints of roasted hazelnuts and spicy oak. The Heggies Vineyard consistently produces wines with distinct and lively minerality. Flavours of white fleshed nectarines, grapefruit and nougat are complemented by a fresh peach sorbet-like texture on the mid-palate and a long drive of fresh citrus acidity to finish. A wine of fine restraint that reflects the cool conditions of the 2017 vintage. Restrained in its youth this wine will continue to build richness and texture with long term cellaring.

Lovely accompaniment to pan seared crispy skin salmon and citrus hollandaise sauce or tofu scramble with grilled asparagus.

The palate opens with stone fruit and builds to the mouth-filling complexity and texture of warm brioche. James Halliday