Long time friends Charlie O’Brien and Simon Jones kicked off Chateau Acid in 2017, looking to create fun wines that are well executed. The name is a playful link between the acidity required for good wine, traditionalism of Chateaux, and the underground club scene of the 80s and 90s. The fruit for this electric Chardonnay is from the wonderful Rosnay Vineyard in the Central Ranges, biodynamically managed by the mythical and generous Sam Rosnay. Skin contact and a good rest on lees in the barrel make for a textural, salty, tropical fruit, brioche-y wine and ultimately, a wild good time. The boys are really proud of this one. Chardonnay for people who love, dare we say it, “natties”.