Varietal Chardonnay – Clones CY3 & CY5
Root stock 101 – 14, R110
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 1985, 1986
Plant density 3432 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Yield 7-11 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage The 2015 was the earliest recorded vintage to date! Cool summer days with very little rain,
resulted in ideal growing conditions for the vines.Grape sugar 22.0 – 22.8 °B
Acidity 7.03 – 8.35 g/l
pH at harvest 3.21 – 3.31
Fermentation temp 19 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed, pressed & settled in horizontal stainless steel tanks before the clear
juice was fermented in 228 L French oak barrels.
Wood maturation 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new, and the balance in 3rd/4th fill.
Battonage Barrels stirred for several months.
Second Fermentation The majority of this bottling completed malolactic fermentation in barrel
Full flavoured dishes such as lobster, tuna, chicken and pork.