Premium parcels of hand-picked Chardonnay were selected from the Mayford and Dalbosco vineyards in Porepunkah at the cool southern end of the Alpine Valleys wine region in Victoria’s mountainous north east. Naturally, a traditional method of bottle fermentation was the only option considered. With such a fine, taut style the pair knew that a long lees maturation in bottle would be paramount to develop complexity and texture.
Delicate white flowers, citrus blossom and almond nougat aromas lift gloriously from the glass. Freshness and purity abound. Brioche, yoghurt, oatmeal and cooking spices give complexity. There is an ethereal lightness of step. It dances on the tongue, with creamy mousse, fine bubbles and focused acid line. Balance and delicacy to the end. Just 70 dozen produced.