2018 Moira Chardonnay SKIN
Spicy aromas suggest tropical fruit, citrus peel and honeysuckle. The palate intrigues with a slight, almost saline tingliness. Flavours capture mandarin orange, pineapple and melon, leaving a toasty, mineral finish.
Picked from 23-year-old vines at the Moira Vineyard on September 21st as grape sugars averaged 21.7 ° Brix.
Hand-harvested chardonnay grapes were sorted, destemmed and layered into a ceramic “orb”. The wine and grape skins were given extended contact to complete primary and malo-lactic fermentation over a six-month period. After this, the wine was transferred, with minimal oxygen exposure to maintain fresh aromatics, to a stainless-steel barrel to mature for another 12 months.
The wine filled 28 cases in March 2020.
At the time of bottling, Alcohol measured: 13%, Residual sugar: 0 grams per Litre; titratable acidity: 5.0 grams per Litre; pH: 3.8
Dry: 0 g/L residual sugar
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