Wandering Lane Chardonnay 2021
Brilliant pale straw.
Lifted aromatic nectarine honeydew, citrus & subtle toasty oak notes.
A generous yet refined palate with stone fruit, preserved lemon and honeysuckle. Beautifully integrated French oak rounds out the palate and fresh acidity drives the palate giving length to this well-balanced wine.
The Chardonnay was picked at optimum ripeness during the coolest period of the night to help retain the primary fruit flavours. It was transported directly to the winery post- harvest, where it was destemmed and gently pressed to tank and allowed to cold settle. The juice was racked with some light lees to add to the texture and was inoculated with selected cultured yeast. Throughout fermentation and maturation, it had contact with French Oak. Post fermentation the lees were stirred gently initially once a week, then monthly, until the balance between oak, lees and fruit characters was achieved. Malolactic fermentation was not encouraged so the vibrant natural acidity was preserved. The wine was then blended, fined and bottled.
Grilled Augusta Dhufish.