Punt Road Chardonnay 2016
From Punt Road’s three old blocks of Chardonnay (planted 1987 to 1992, all I10V1). Harvested quickly, but picked ripe, so it has freshness and flavour. When the team started picking the grapes were in the citrus spectrum, then moved into white peach. The must was wild-fermented in French oak puncheons. 60% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred monthly. The wine was racked from oak in September.
For the Yarra Chardonnay connoisseur there is some flint, funk and lime pith, while the general Chardonnay lover there is oak, some creamy and lees notes, and stone fruit flesh. All in a savoury, fresh package.
In a mixed or straight case: $24.69