2021 La Butte
Organically farmed Chardonnay from Murdock Hill in Oakbank.
Hand harvested and direct pressed on site. The juice is settled for a day or so then run to old hogsheads for natural barrel fermentation and aging on lees until racking in January, 10 months later. Deep golden straw with unfiltered softness. Complex distinctly Chardy nose with fragrant stonefruit, orange skinned citrus, dried flowers and a hint of floral scented honey and distant old oak frame. Delicious mouthful of fruit – clementine, Seville orange, heirloom peach and pithy yellow apples with a bed of vanilla cream. Lovely balance of all elements. Think Bourgogne Blanc.