Stonebridge Chardonnay 2019
This wine is made from Chardonnay clones 95, 96, 548 and 76 of Stonebridge Estate vineyard. The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and kept clonally separate, then pressed and wild fermented in 33% new French Oak puncheons and barrels. The low-intervention, wild fermentation took 2 months to complete. Wine completed its malolactic-fermentation at its own pace during this time. This small batch was aged a total of 22 months in barrel before bottling.
This wine has developed a complex nose of citrus and apple with hints of quince supported by a well blended bouquet of spices and vanilla. The acidity is fresh, hinting a long finish.