Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay (Chinese)
Alcohol by volume: 11.0%
The grapes were night-harvested early in the season to ensure that the resultant wine exhibited fresh acidity and youthful flavours. The individual fruit parcels were then gently crushed, de-stemmed and air-bag pressed into a stainless steel tank. Only the free-run portion was used. Fermentation with traditional Methode Champenois yeast ensured the retention of its lifted aromatics. Fermented in stainless steel for 7-10 days with a traditional Methode Champenois yeast. After fermentation, the wine was left in contact with less for 3 months to develop mouth feel and complexity. 30% of the base wine underwent malolactic fermentation to add complexity to the aroma and palate as well as fullness to palate.
Colour: Bright, mid-straw.
Nose: Stone fruit & grapefruit aromas.
Palate: The perfect aperitif. Classic biscuit and brioche characters balanced by fresh citrus flavours. With a fine persistent mousse.
Serve at: 6°-10°C, don’t over-chill, enjoy now or with careful storage may enjoyed for several years.
Foods that complement this Cuvee Chardonnay are: Smoked Atlantic salmon, aged cheeses, freshly shucked oysters and especially lobster.