Reserve Chardonnay

Vintage 2016
Region Eden Valley
Winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder
Harvested 10-26 February
Oak Treatment Fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques & hogsheads (35% new, 45% one year old, 20% two to four years old).
Alcohol 12.5
Total Acid 5.5
pH 3.13

Pale gold with slight green-gold tints. Complex aromas of citrus curd, stone fruit and fresh figs with notes of struck flint, brioche and a hint of spicy French oak. The palate is layered and complex. Flavours of fresh peach compote, citrus zest and roasted hazelnuts are underpinned by a fine creamy texture and flinty bottle complexity. The taut Heggies minerality leads the wine to an elegant, lingering finish. Already bottled aged and ready to enjoy on release, this wine will continue to gain more depth and complexity with further cellaring.

Lovely accompaniment to pan seared scallops with pea puree and crispy pancetta or potatoes au gratin.

Single Block: Selected from the most unique site on the vineyard - I block. With a westerly aspect overlooking the Heggies Lake. Aligned to the prevailing winds, westerly breezes have a cooling influence as they move across the water. Gently sloping block with skeletal soils at top and deeper at the lake end.