The Partners Chardonnay 2022
Dark garnet red.
Lifted dark fruit aromatics - blackberry, morello cherry & plum on the nose with anise and black pepper spice.
Juicy fresh acidity and gentle tannin profile. Good fruit concentration dominated by a brambled fruit core and peppery spice, with sublime elegance. The palate finishes clean and fresh, with good length.
This wine pairs perfectly with hazelnut crusted chicken with fennel.
A mild 2020 spring with reasonable rainfall provided excellent growing conditions. A wet November followed by a warm and dry December and January set the vines for up for a regular season. However wet and humid conditions in February created an unusual vintage with extreme weather conditions. As a result, the 2021 vintage required extra work and attention to detail in the vineyard. The final wines show incredible flavour at lower baumes with bright natural acidity, with great fruit purity and varietal expression.