2016 Terroir Chardonnay French Oak
A wine with finesse - a subtle, alluring aroma with a lovely, smooth palate and gentle, spicy notes. A multiple international award winner prior to its release.
October 12, 2016
Brix at Harvest
A complex and creamy wine. The aroma and flavours of green apple, orange blossom, orange peel, coconut, vanilla, spice, butterscotch, and caramel interplay beautifully with its acidity, producing a wine with a long, smooth and creamy finish.
Silver Medal 2018 Chardonnay du Monde International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition, Commended 2018 International Wine Challenge
The exuberant season of 2016 produced fruit of overt flavours. The grapes from the Home Farm were pressed to tank for cold settling. The juice was subsequently racked to new and seasoned French Oak barriques before being individually inoculated with specially selected yeast. Following primary fermentation, with slightly delayed malo-lactic fermentation, the barrels were battonaged occasionally to enhance the richness and weight of the maturating wine over a 10 month period. After assemblage trials, 4 new and 2 one-year old barrels were blended, with stabilization and filtration, before bottling under cork.
Food Pairing Notes
The wine calls out for salmon! The creaminess of the wine is a perfect complement for cream-based dishes such as Linguine with Alfredo Sauce, Lobster or Poached Salmon with Bechamel Sauce