White Wine

On Giants' Shoulders Chardonnay 2018

This was a warmer year, with slightly higher than average rainfall, significantly higher heat accumulation, and low crop levels.  This resulted in an early harvest, with low alcohols and a softness and delicacy to the wines. This is the second year they farmed without irrigation.
Hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard, picking took place on the 12th and the 17th of March.  In the winery, the fruit was gently whole bunch pressed directly to a mixture of French Oak puncheons and seasoned barriques.  Ferment commenced naturally, and was completed quickly at warm temperatures.  |
The wine matured in barrel (30% new) for 11 months, on gross lees where partial spontaneous MLF occurred.  

Alc, 12.9%
RS 6.8 g/l

Only 2130 bottles produced