2019 Gentle Folk Ashton Chardonnay
Notes from Gareth Belton - he makes the wines:
Our second release from this little patch of goodness where the aspect and heavy clay soils result in a wine with boldness and spiciness. There are beautiful stone fruit characters and a soft roundness due to extended oxidative handling. 100% whole bunch pressing to tank for settling overnight before racking off solids to barrel. The wine spent 11 months in French and Austrian oak, 25% new. Full malolactic fermentation. Bottled under natural cork sealed with wax.