Home Chardonnay 2014

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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.

 

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