A linear, cool climate Chardonnay with a flavour profile towards citrus.
Crushed and pressed with 1/3 fermented in new French Puncheon, 2/3 in stainless tank. Fermented on solids and allowed to sit on gross lees for 8 months before racking and bottling without fining or filtration.
It’s a wine of zing, line and length. Ripe lemon and peel, pink grapefruit, some spicy cedar oak, a minor amount of chicken stock funk, but pretty much clean and without the struck match that’s so a la mode. It’s tight and flinty, all citrus and zesty lemon, energetic and driving, with crunch and green olive to close. It’s perhaps a little well-worn, but very much a ‘Chablis’ style we have here. It’s very good, and beautifully made. 94 Points