This Chardonnay has been made with only the “free run” juice – the first run, finest quality juice without the bitterness and phenolics associated with the grape skin. The juice was fermented in new and second use French oak 500 litre puncheons with some grape solids giving the wine a complex savoury note. It matured in oak for 9 months.
2020 Apricus Hill Chardonnay - coming end of feb 2021
A brilliant, clear steely white with youthful green hues.
A vibrant lifted nose of citrus and stone fruits with savoury cashew notes and hints of gunflint and toasty French oak
Nectarine and mandarin are complemented by a textured savoury mid palate with hints of melon and spicy vanillin oak leading to a long crisp grapefruit finish
This wine will improve with up to 10 years careful cellaring. The use of screw cap technology is critical to the longevity of this wine.