This Chardonnay leaps from the glass with lots of citrus notes – think grilled limes, pomelo and grapefruit – with a hint of savory burnt butter sage. This wine is elegant and well balanced with a lingering crunchy acidity that ties all the elements together, including a lightly toasted nut character from the French oak. The palate is fruity, textured and mouth filling, with a long cleansing finish.
The resulting wine is full of bright brambly fruits and red currents, followed by more complex savoury undertones of sautéed mushrooms. The palate is inviting and pretty, with integrated fruit and silky oak tannins supporting vibrant fruit flavours and earthy spice. The acidity in this wine balances the palate and suggests this wine will age well for up to 8 years.
Head winemaker Nina was born and raised in a small town on the border of the Alsace wine region in Switzerland. It was her family’s involvement in the local village vineyard in those early days, which paved the way for her future career as a Winemaker.