Parterre Chardonnay 2018
An understated wine with flesh and drive. It is a fruit driven Chardonnay with predominantly citruson the palate with clean acid to bite and a freshly grated ginger spice note. There is a lovely understated creaminess from the lightly toasted oak and yeast lees. The wine stays around for a minute long finish.
Reviews and Awards
"Hand-picked, chilled, whole-bunch pressed, the juice settled, gravity flow to French puncheons (30% new) for wild fermentation and 9 months maturation in a cool room below 20 ̊C. A fresh fruit-driven bouquet introduces a palate that flows without interruption to the finish and aftertaste."
James Haliday, 96/100
"Very light-yellow hue with a shy, restrained, faintly nutty aroma, which seems a little muffled or unready. The palate is intense and fine, restrained and a tad unready. It’s still emerging but has intensity and very attractive flavour. Long, lingering finish with frisky acidity and real tension. A ripping chardonnay and great value at the price. "
Huon Hooke, 95/100
"Lots of praline and cooked-apple aromas and flavors, as well as citrus and lemon-grass undertones. Full- bodied, vivid and lively. Goes on and on. Drink now. Screw cap"
James Suckling, 94/100