2015 Christine Chardonnay

2015 Christine Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes

This inviting, straw-hued wine offers scents of pear, tropical fruits, spicy orange rind and caramel candy. Limber on the palate, it tastes of baked pineapple, peach pie and hazelnut with lingering spice.

Chardonnay grapes at harvest ripeness of 21.7° Brix were hand-selected October 1st from Rennie Estate’s Heron Pond Vineyard. After whole-cluster pressing, the juice was barrel-fermented using indigenous yeast.

Malolactic fermentation and 17 months’ ageing (with regular stirring on the lees) were completed in 228 L French oak barrels before the wine was bottled unfiltered in February 2017.

Alcohol measured 13%, residual sugar 2 grams per litre, titratable acidity 5.8 grams per litre and pH 3.5.

Total production was only 147 cases.