2018 Apricus Hill Chardonnay
This Chardonnay has been made with only the “free run” juice – the first run, finest quality juice without the bitterness and phenolics associated with the grape skin. The juice was fermented in new and second use French oak 500 litre puncheons with some grape solids giving the wine a complex savoury note. It matured in oak for 9 months. Colour is a bright clear steely white with youthful green hues. Nectarine and mandarin are complemented by a textured savoury mid palate with hints of melon and spicy vanillin oak leading to a long crisp grapefruit finish. A vibrant lifted nose of citrus and stone fruits with savoury cashew notes and hints of gunflint and toasty French oak. This wine will improve with up to 10 years careful cellaring.
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