2016 Christine Chardonnay

2016 Christine Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes

Luxuriously creamy and round, this vintage offers scents of pear, pineapple, banana and toast.
Abundant flavours reveal pineapple, baked pear, apple, delicate mineral mid-palate and lingering creamy vanilla.

Chardonnay grapes at harvest ripeness of 22.3° Brix were hand-selected October 7th from Rennie Estate’s Heron Pond Vineyard.  After whole-cluster pressing, the juice was barrel-fermented using indigenous yeast.  Malolactic fermentation and 16 months’ ageing (with regular stirring on the lees) were completed in 228 L French oak barrels, of which 22% were new. 

The wine was bottled unfiltered in June 2018 at 13% alcohol, 4 grams per litre residual sugar, 5 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.58 pH. 

Total production was 214 cases.

Vegan friendly.