Sailor Seeks Horse 'One Monkey' Chardonnay 2019
The vineyards we sourced Chardonnay from in 2019 were Ghost Rock (23%), Tolpuddle (30%) and Clover Hill (47%) with two Burgundy clones (95 and 76).
The wine was whole-bunch pressed to a mixture of barriques, hogsheads and a puncheon with a small amount of new oak. It was then barrel-fermented with some parts going through malolactic fermentation. After sulphuring and being left on full lees for a year, the wine was filtered but unfined and we produced about 3300 bottles.
There is a delicacy and fine acid line to this wine that makes it tight and poised. It isn’t a Chardonnay for the more traditional ‘sunshine in a glass’ lovers.