2018 ChardonnayBilancia Wines
Our Chardonnay is all hand picked, keeping each clone as separate as possible for handling in the winery. Each lot was whole-bunch pressed and the juice run straight to barrels from the press, with no cold settling, for fermentation in new and older French oak. Indigenous yeast carried the fermentation to dryness. The wine spent 15 months in oak prior to bottling; there was no fining or cold stabilisation. Sulphur Dioxide was the only addition to this wine
Tangy, vibrant Chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, lime, white peach, ginger and nutty yeast lees flavours. A moderately concentrated, high-energy wine with a fine, peppery texture.
Hawkes Bay, NZ