Our 2016 Chardonnay is Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is initially restrained but blossoms in volume to show vibrant and fragrant yellow stonefruit aromas melded with a layer of nutty oak with toasty and mineral detail. Full bodied, bright and lively yellow stonefruit flavours are entwined with nutty oak, toasty elements and minerally suggestions. The mouthfeel is lush, with subtly creamy barrel-ferment richness providing good presence. Fine, lacy acidity lends a slippery flow, the palate possessing energy and tension. The wine follows a fine phenolic, textural thread, with some underlying alcohol drive, leading to a sustained, lively finish with stonefruit and nutty nuances and some oxidative interest. This is a bright, stonefruited Chardonnay with nutty detail, and a rich and lively mouthfeel. Match with poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 4+ years. Mendoza clone fruit from the company’s Gimblett Road vineyard, vines planted 2005, hand-picked, WBP, and fully-barrel-fermented to 12.0% alc. the wine aged 14 months in 30% new French oak barriques on lees, with 100% MLF. 365 dozen made.