2017 The Long Road Chardonnay
A perfect vintage across all regions and varieties, long even-ripening conditions produced beautiful fruity and structural wines for our Long Road labels, with excellent flavours and natural acidity.
Delightfully lifted nose, showing white peach, lemon curd and brioche aromas. The palate is subtle, mineral and crisp with a perfect acidity.
The vanilla oak flavours from barrel fermentation in French barriques (20% new) are subtle and perfectly integrated. The finish is long and fresh.
Whole bunch-pressed directly to a selection of French oak barriques. The alcoholic fermentation was carried out with a selected yeast. Only 10% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. This wine was then aged for 10 months in barrels on full lees. It was then fined, cold stabilised and sterile filtered before bottling.