The unoaked style is growing in popularity as often Chardonnays can be over-oaked and buttery. This is a straight forward fruit driven style. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and temperature controlled to maximise fruit aromas. Some lees ageing takes place to build complexity. No malo-lactic fermentation or oak is used in this style.
It is made to enjoy as a young wine but will age for a few years if bottle age is preferred. This wine is a little more complex than the Semillon so is suited to more complex foods. Enjoy with seafood or lighter pasta dishes
• Unoaked (fermented in tank not barrels)
• Flavour profile is a mix of stone fruits and tending towards tropical.
• Some skin contact at harvest helps to build mid-palate and general weight.
• Reasonably high levels of natural acid provide a dry crisp finish.