2018 Mottiar Chardonnay
Fruity aromas evince pear, pineapple, nectarine and apricot, and a trace of cashew. The mouthfeel is soft, round and supple, leaving a tangy finish. Flavours suggest pineapple, lime, green apple and honey.
Hand harvested at winemaker Shiraz Mottiar’s home vineyard on September 18th as grape sugars averaged 21.2° Brix.
Primary fermentation used wild yeast in older French oak puncheons, followed by partial malolactic conversion. The wine remained in barrel for 9 months to age on fine lees. Sixty cases were bottled in July 2019.
Quantity bottled was only 60 cases.
Dry: 0 sugar
At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 0 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.1 grams per litre and pH 3.2.
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
Serve near 10° C with grilled fish, shrimp, chicken or pork, or pasta in cream sauce.