Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay
Cool climate Chardonnay characters prevail with grapefruit, melon, white stone fruit, mineral and a hint of struck match. The palate shows richness despite the lack of malolactic fermentation, principally from the vines now over 40 years of age.
Palate: textural and medium weight supported by delicate oak providing length and persistence
Bouquet: white stone fruit and white flowers prevail, with a hint go underlying spicy oak
The Vinification: Grapes were hand-picked and chilled overnight before being whole bunch pressed; with juice and light solids racked to barrel and fermented at 20 - 22°C using a mixture of cultured and indigenous yeasts. After primary fermentation the wine was sulphured to avoid malolactic fermentation from occurring.