2018 Little Reddie Brothers Chardonnay
Notes from Pat Underwood - he grows the wine...
Lovely honey, meyer lemon, daisies, lucerne and something I want to call crushed quartz* aromatically. I love the concentration of the palate - I put this down to older vines, dry grown on old roots. There is a density to the wine, within which you can taste these salty, mineralic, if slightly rich soils. Pithy, coiled citrus flavours layer pear and riper stone fruit - white and yellow flesh peach with mint on top. Some fine and integrated tannin framed the wine and a mineral push gives length. It's not especially acidic, until late when a rindy kick gives length and balance. This tastes like Malmsbury.