Sinapius 2018 Chardonnay
Estate grown from our dry grown, high-density planted chardonnay blocks. Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, wild yeast fermentation, full malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation in French oak barrels 85% (10% new) and 15% tank. Blended after 12 months and settled in tank for six months for natural clarification prior to bottling without fining or filtration, in September 2019.
Pale yellow in colour, this wine displays attractive floral notes and aromas of citrus, white peach, pear blossom with subtle smoky characters. The palate is rich, with tangy citrus pith, Beurré Bosc pear and white peach, interwoven with a chalky texture and nuanced minerality. This elegant wine is beautifully focused and complex, with a long powerful finish.
"A superb chardonnay that combines delicacy and refinement with richness and intensity. A modern chardonnay but not skeletal or overly pared-back. Unfined and unfiltered but stable and bright, thanks to 18 months and two winters in maturation pre-bottling."95 PointsThe Real Review