The Sunflower / 2016 Chardonnay

The Sunflower / 2016 Chardonnay

26.00

Upon opening the 2016 Sunflower, the aromatics slowly push forth floral notes of honey suckle, citrus elements of Meyer lemon and Kaffir lime, yellow pear, quince and sweet tarragon. Within a few minutes of being open, a broader aromatic profile evolves, with candied ginger, toasted brioche and beeswax. The mouthfeel echoes much of the aromatic flavors. Texturally there is a balancing act of acidity, salinity and richness. The oak barrels build a tightly structured framework that holds the richness and brightness together, only to slowly release the tension on the wines finish. 

74 cases made.

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Our Chardonnay comes from a very small allocation of 1.5 tons, comprised of three clones to ensure a diversity of flavours and textures in the wine. Once pressed, the juice is racked into 25% new French barriques, where fermentation occurs naturally. The wine ages for 11 months with occasional stirring of the lees, bringing richness to the mouthfeel while highlighting the wines natural minerality