This vineyard is our pride and joy. The good child. The one that is easy to look after, is naturally balance and produces fruit that consistently powerful yet pure.
This year we picked a bit earlier, and then played with a bit of malo and battonage to build weight, flavour and texture - we think it is our best Chardonnnay yet! The long but mild growing season offers it a thrillingly fresh finish. We believe in a classic interpretation of the Chardonnay grape – a wine that is full of flavour and body.
Vineyard: Romsey, Macedon Ranges
Age of Vines: 29 year old
Growers: Athletes Of Wine
Soil: Red loam
Area: 1.52 acres
Altitude: 545m a.s.l.
Harvest: 23rd March; 1.9 ton/acre
Winery: wild yeast fermented and aged on lees in hogsheads for 10 months (one new Francois Freres, plus older Saint Martin Francois Freres); no battonage; no malo; bottled unfined and unfiltered.