2018 Maddens Rise Chardonnay
Estate grown, hand-picked and hand-made.
The grapes (a blend of 64.5% Bernard 76 and 95 and 35.5% Gin Gin Chardonnay clones) were hand-picked and hand selected over a sorting table prior to whole bunch pressing. This wine was fermented using wild yeasts and aged on lees for about 9 months. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged on a portion of the wine to enhance richness and texture. Maturation was in new and seasoned French oak.
A beautifully balanced wine with struck match, apple crumble and almond meal on the nose. Poached quince and pears, pineapple, vanilla ice cream and oat cakes are evident on the palate. This wine has a lovely mouth feel and is beautifully balanced with lovely length of flavour.