Toasty notes accented by enticing hints of peach, melon and honey are complemented by the complex, nutty oak and lees maturation aromas.
Orange consistently produces world class chardonnay; the Orange terroir seems to draw out the best of the variety. It is a very versatile variety that expresses beautifully as a lightly wooded style or as a barrel fermented and lees aged wine which shows rich flavours and velvety mouth feel.
Colour: Pale straw.
Aroma: Toasty notes accented by enticing hints of peach, melon and honey are complemented by the complex, nutty oak and lees maturation aromas.
Palate: Delightful ripe fruit up front mix easily with the creamy lees and nuttiness derived from the oak. This is a very enticing wine.
Winemaking: This wine was fermented and aged on lees for 12 months in oak barrels.
Cellaring: It is drinking well now and I expect it become rounder and very scrumptious as it ages up to and possibly beyond 2027.
Short to medium term cellaring