2022 First Drop 'Real Time' Chardonnay 750mlRegular price $29.00
"The 2022 vintage saw us draw our chardonnay attention to my old stomping ground & distinguished vineyard in Gumeracha. I am particularly fond of viticulture in the Gumeracha sub-region, where I first worked in 1996, especially for Chardonnay. Long mild mornings & days as well as bitterly cold nights slowly ripen, pristine chardonnay fruit allowing it to develop elegant flavours & tight texture. Delicate & minimal handling in the winery has seen us produce an outstanding Chardonnay from an excellent vintage."
Gumeracha is in the Adelaide Hills - 350m above sea level on sandy loam & clay layered over shale & limestone. Hand-picked and the whole bunch pressed, fermented in French Oak puncheons (20% New). Matured on lees, with fortnightly stirring and natural MLF (40%). The wine was filtered and bottled in February 2023.