Home Chardonnay 2014
Home Vineyard. This is a north facing block made up of a sedimentary clay fan on a gentle hill side slope. The soils are mainly Awapuni clay with Calcium carbonate deposits. The un-grafted Mendoza Chardonnay vines were planted in 1994.
Whole bunch pressed, no settling, fermentation with yeast propagated from a vineyard starter, in 228L, 500L, and 600L tight grained French casks (1-5 year old, 9% new) and maturation on lees.
A bright golden hue with fresh aromas of oyster shell, nectarine, honey suckle, cashew and hazelnut. The pallet is dense with a presence of clay soils and salivating minerality that is typical of the Home Vineyard. Flavours of white rock, lime, grapefruit and brioche persist and linger.
Click here to learn more about organics with our friends at Bio Gro