2019 Konpira Maru Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay from the Celeste vineyard, Whitlands, King Valley, Victoria.
Destemmed, lightly crushed and then basket-pressed, all within 20m of the vines! Juice was transferred to 70% new and 30% old French oak barrels for wild fermentation. After fermentation the wine was left on solids for a further 2 weeks before being racked off gross lees. The wine was then left in oak for 9 months including partial malolactic fermentation, and one very cold winter! The wine was then racked to together into stainless steel, then hand bottled, unfined and unfiltered.