Judge & Jury Chardonnay 2020 - sold out

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Judge and Jury 2021 coming soon

winemakers comments:

The Judge & Jury chardonnay is grown on The Tiger and Viper Vineyards in the Lowburn and Parkburn regions of the Cromwell basin. A steep slope overlooking the Tiger vineyard in Lowburn produces the same aromatically spicy and floral profiles that we find in the Pinot Noir grown there, as well as similar persistence and very long lived flavours. While the Viper Vineyard in Parkburn grows intensely lemony and creates a weighty Chardonnay, the palate length showcases the rich mineral acid and saline notes typical of this vineyard.

We are keeping the crop load very low, and the wine is predominantly fermented in tank while a small portion is fermented 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. Best from 2021 on.

wine description:

An enticing perfume of ripe yellow citrus fruits and white florals. More complex notes of spice and a hint of iodine linger in the background. Vibrant lemon méringue flavours and a creamy texture offer fresh richness and intensity in the mouth. Salt licked acid on the finish drives the flavours for miles.

harvest: 25th & 27th March 2020                                 in bottle:
Brix   22.6                                                                  pH – 3.47
pH   3.12                                                                    TA – 6.4g/L
TA   9.6g/L                                                                Alc. – 13.5%

tasting notes 


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