Our five blocks of mature Chardonnay vines were harvested over a few mornings to ensure the optimal flavour profiles of each block were captured. All fruit was hand-picked in the cool of dawn, immediately destemmed and pressed and the juice settled in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. As is our tradition, half the Chardonnay underwent primary fermentation in brand new premium French oak barriques and the remaining half in stainless steel. Both portions were matured on undisturbed lees for eight months. MLF and battonage were avoided to retain the primary fruit flavours and freshness crucial to our style of Chardonnay. After blending, filtration and bottling the wine was further matured for 12 months in our underground, climate-controlled cellar. The resulting wine is a sculptured combination of stone and citrus fruits balanced with the highest quality French oak. Perfectly integrated, delicious and complex and will age gracefully for many years to come.