2021 Farr Rising Chardonnay
Planted in 2001 to a mixture of clones, on a low vigour site (next to the Farr Rising Pinot Noir vineyard) with a large proportion of grey loam. The fruit is hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed to 20-30% premium new French oak, where it is allowed to naturally ferment until it is bottled 11 months later.
Notes from Producer....
The site typically has citrus blossom, which lifts the well-integrated fruit and wet stone aromatics of this wine. The palate shows great drive, racy acidity, moving towards fine mineral elements. Chardonnay with understated power, length and subtlety from a very textured site with great balance.