Judge & Jury Chardonnay 2018
maximum 6 bottles per order
Opening with perfumed aromas of white florals, citrus and spiced dried fruits; surrounded by complex savory notes of nuts, wet stone and brioche. Oozing with generous weight and texture, the wine is driven and energetic, leaving the palate saturated with clean focused fruit and a lightly spiced tail of saline acidity.
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 380 cases made. Best from 2020 on.
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