2018 Willow Creek Vineyard Petrichor Chardonnay
The first ever release of a single block Chardonnay, grown in the coolest corner of the vineyard planted in 1989. This is a powerful and complex Chardonnay with great cellaring potential. This wine is made in very limited quantities.
|Drink with:||Sweet corn, polenta, saltbush, soured cream|
|Bouquet:||Stone fruit aromas layered with floral notes and cashews|
|Palate:||A distinct power and generosity complements the fresh, citrus-tinged acidity. Shows the layers of flavour suggested by the bouquet; a wine which will build in complexity over time.|
|Status :||In stock|
The hand harvested fruit was whole bunch pressed to retain the pristine fruit characters and minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was then transferred to French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for fermentation and maturation on lees, with monthly stirring, for 10 months prior to bottling in February 2019.