CHRISMONT Chardonnay 2023
The crisp cool climate of King Valley is at the forefront of our estate Chardonnay that exudes buttery oak and all of the wonderful characters familiar to the palate of discerning and loyal Chardonnay drinkers.
COLOUR: Straw to light gold.
AROMA: White peach, fig and grapefruit aromas upfront, with vanilla cream in the background.
PALATE: Bright palate with flavours of stone fruit and butterscotch. Silky front palate-texture with crisp acidity adding length and zest.
“Fruit is harvested in early March when moderate acidity and the flavours of apple and melon are evident. The gently pressed free juice is then drained into new (30%) and older French oak hogsheads where it is allowed to spontaneously ferment. A proportion of the barrels also undergo malolactic fermentation, then matured for 10 months with batonage during the first few months. Blending and bottling takes place early in the New Year just before the next vintage is ready to be harvested.” Warren Proft, winemaker
House-made potato gnocchi with pear, taleggio, walnuts and pancetta.