On Giants’ Shoulders Chardonnay







Alcohol                       13.0%

pH                               3.37

T.A.                              6.0g/L

Harvest brix                21.5

Harvest                       03.04.16 – 09.04.16

Bottled                        March 2017

Bottles Produced       2496




Hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard, picking took place on the 3rd and 9th of April.  In the winery, the fruit was gently whole bunch pressed.  Left overnight at ambient temperatures, the juice was run to a new Saury French Oak puncheon, second and third fill hogsheads and new and seasoned barriques. Ferment commenced naturally, and was completed quickly at warm temperatures.  The wine remained in barrel, on gross lees where partial spontaneous MLF occurred.  Blended in February and filtered prior to bottling in March 2017.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for On Giants’ Shoulders Chardonnay

  1. Bob Campbell – Master of Wine

    94 / 100

  2. Raymond Chan – Wine Reviewer

    18.5- / 20

    Brilliant light golden-yellow colour, paler on the edge. The nose has rich, ripe aromas of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit with tropical fruit notes, harmoniously melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak elements, along with a little lemon-curd MLF. The nose possesses depth and a soft density. Medium-bodied, the palate has good intensity and concentration of ripe yellow stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours entwined with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes. The palate is fine-textured and smooth-flowing with fresh acidity and some underlying power providing good linearity. Some lemon-curd MLF emerges as the wine carries to a dry, light-textured finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, rich citrus-fruited Chardonnay with complexing barrel-ferment and nutty oak on a fine-textured palate with good energy and linearity. Match with roast pork over the next 4-5 years.

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