This is the first batch of fruit to be received at the winery each year. Chardonnay is picked early to create a fresh and youthful wine style showing lemon, citrus aromatics and a nice light fruit driven finish. The wine is aged on yeast for up to 9 months prior to bottling; a fine elegant style with great mousse and a touch of dosage (sweetness) remains for balance.
Oysters and crustaceans
Awards & Reviews
“Crafted from a select batch of chardonnay, baked apple, dried pineapple, a hint of toast and a persuasive mushroom note all linger from fore to aft, indicating some lees handling. The fizz is frothy and gentle. While the acidity plays a refreshment card, it is far from cool climate-high. Another top value proposition across a spritz or straight laced.” 90 Points, James Halliday
“The colour is light straw and there are crisp, clean aromas of candied pear, straw, hay and dried herbs. The taste is crisp and fresh but also soft, while the finish is refreshingly lively. It avoids obvious sweetness: the balance is superb. Great value for money.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Bronze 2017 Australian Inland Wine Show
Bronze 2017 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show Forbes