POLPERRO CHARDONNAY 2019
SUPPLE LIME SPICE
CLASSIC / ORGANIC PRACTICES / 750ML
Whole bunched pressed to oak with full solids. Citrus forward with toasty oak and baking spices. Fleshy without filling the mouth, a beautiful transect between old school and modern winemaking.
The Chardonnay is grown at the Bassat vineyard, situated on an Easterly facing slope at 190m above sea level, in Red Hill. Mill Hill vineyard, road block, situated on a Northerly facing slope at 270m above sea level, in Red Hill.
Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.
The fruit is handpicked between three batches and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the wine making process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur is added.
A subtle complex nose of yellow peach, vanilla bean and honeyed walnut. The palate is inviting and supple, crisp stonefruit and fresh citrus fruit predominate, with layers of dehydrated lemon peel, and mixed baking spices. The wine is gently weighted, with further nutty nuances finishing with a tensile citrus driven acidity.