Escarpment Chardonnay 2013
The 2013 Escarpment Chardonnay is from our Te Muna road vineyard, the fruit was hand picked and pressed directly to barrel without settling. It underwent un-inoculated barrel fermentation and was aged in barrel (15% new) for 11 months on its lees with occasional stirring, undergoing partial MLF. It was then blended and aged on light lees for 6 months prior to bottling. The wine shows white stone fruit and citrus flavours along with a savoury creamy texture with bright acidity giving the wine complexity and length.