2021 Main Ridge Block Reserve Chardonnay
The first vintage from our new vineyard in Main Ridge, purchased in 2021. Coming from a medium density planting (6,060 Vines/Ha), the chardonnay is planted to two clones; 95 and Mendoza. The vineyard has an altitude of 174m and the vines are grown on rich, red volcanic basalt soil. One third new oak and one third malolactic fermentation.
Powerful, nutty and flinty, the nose is complex with smoky oak, white peach and a hint of lemon grass. The palate is powerful and full bodied, displaying terrific length driven by excellent fruit intensity, coiled power and bright, long acidity.