Save Our Souls Chardonnay 2016
Fruit was sourced from a vineyard at Coldstream in the Yarra Valley.
2 parcels of Mendoza clone came together to make this wine. The old vine patch offering verve and backbone and lingering finish, the young vines giving the wine mouthfeel and texture.
In a departure from previous years, one portion of the juice was fermented in neutral oak barrels and the other fermented in stainless steel. Both were matured in neutral oak and allowed to go through full natural malolactic fermentation. No additions were made during the fermentation process. The wine was racked and lightly filtered before bottling with less than 30ppm of Sulphur Dioxide added.
Honeydew melons over a broad base of finer hazelnuts and a long and lingering after palate of lime pith and zest.
Around 800 doz produced.