Clos des Pierres Chardonnay 2020

$30.00

A classic and elegant chardonnay, with layers of lemon butter, minerals, toasted oak, white peach flavours, a gravely texture, great acid backbone and a long, pure finish.

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Description

Winemakers
Notes

Clos des Pierres (place of stones). The season produced pristine fruit with beautifully ripe flavours. The quality of the 2020 vintage wines is outstanding. Predominately from 26 year old vines, the fruit for this wine was hand harvested, lightly whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented. The wine was then aged for 11 months in a 4,500L French oak cuve and a concrete egg tank. Full malolactic fermentation occurred. In pursuit of the highest quality, we have not fined or filtered this wine. As a result a harmless residue may remain.

Winemakers
Notes

The season produced pristine fruit with beautifully ripe flavours. The quality of the 2020 vintage wines is outstanding. Predominately from 26 year old vines, the fruit for this wine was hand harvested, lightly whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented. The wine was then aged for 11 months in a 4,500L French oak cuve and a concrete egg tank. Full malolactic fermentation occurred. In pursuit of the highest quality, we have not fined or filtered this wine. As a result a harmless residue may remain.

Tasting Notes

Bright lemon in colour, the bouquet offers aromas of toasted pine nuts and citrus mingled with flinty characters. On the palate the wine is bright and focused, opening up to layers of lemon butter and white peach, over minerals and toasted oak. The artisan winemaking approach has resulted in a classic and elegant chardonnay, with a gravely texture, great acid backbone and a long, pure finish.

  • Alcohol: 13%
  • T.A: 6.3 g/l
  • RS: less than 1 g/l
  • PH: 3.40
Palate

Bright and focused, opening up to layers of lemon butter and white peach, over minerals and toasted oak.

Bouquet

Toasted pine nuts and citrus mingled with flinty characters.

When to drink

2021 – 2026

Great with

White fish and hard or smoked cheeses.