Spy Valley Chardonnay (2007) - 750mL
in a mixed or straight dozen
The Spy Valley Chardonay has a long and elegant palate with subtle barrel-influenced flavours.
Ripe fruit tannins give a structure suitable for graceful ageing and versatile food matching.
The wine ages in oak for a year, with lees stirring, resulting in classic Marlborough Chardonnay - full-bodied but finely balanced and complex.
Shallow and stony soils with overlying sandy loam
Paul Bourgeois and Ant Mackenzie:
Five clonal selections of Chardonnay were separately whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented and aged on lees for 10 months. 80% wild yeast fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation.
Almonds, flint and gun-smoke with complex citrus and peach fruit characters.
Long and elegant with subtle barrel-influenced flavours. Ripe fruit tannins give a structure suitable for graceful ageing and versatile food matching.
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L
TA: 6.0 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% v/v
Brix At Harvest: 22.8-24 °Brix