Judge & Jury Chardonnay 2015
maximum 6 bottles per order
The Judge & Jury chardonnay is grown on steep slope overlooking the Tiger vineyard in Lowburn. Chardonnay grown on this site produces the same aromatically spicy/floral profiles that we find in the Pinot Noir grown here, as well as similar persistence and very long lived flavours. The palate length shows rich mineral acid and saline notes that combine beautifully with the citrus and white stonefruit flavours.
We are keeping the crop load very low (3Tns/Ha), and the wine is mostly fermented in tank while a small portion is made in barrel. The result is a wine that is tight, refreshingly pure and mineral driven, showcasing cool climate fruit where the oak is very much in the background. Only 340 cases made. Best from 2017 on.
Shows a beautiful aroma of white blossom and dried herbs, with grapefruit and fresh fig fruity notes. There are enticing oak spices buried deep in the bouquet and palate that give extra complexity and interest. The wine is full, generous and dry on the palate. The cool climate fruits combine well with the cashew nut and spice flavours and the finish is driven by the lush acid and saline notes on the end.
harvest: 2nd April 2015 in bottle:
Brix 23.3 pH 3.30
pH 3.25 TA 6.75g/L
TA 8.1 g/L Alc. 13.8%