2021 Ngeringa Summit Vineyard Chardonnay
- Adelaide Hills SA
Aromas of white flesh peach fruit, flint stone, almond husk, oar meal and integrated oak. A Chardonnay with saline minerality, acidity – complex and showing potential to shine with more age in bottle.
The Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested into small 15kg crates then whole bunch pressed with minimal settling overnight into new (30%) and old French oak barriques (228L) and larger format Barrels (500 and 600L). Fermentation begins spontaneously with wild yeast from our vineyards and winery, with full malolactic fermentation occurring naturally. Wines mature on full lees for 11 months with no battonage. A small dose of sulphur is added at blending, just prior to bottling. No added yeast, no enzymes, no fining.