Konpira Maru - 2019 Whitlands Chardonnay
From the gorgeous Al and Sam of Konpira Maru. Though we normally see more fun and fresh styles from the boys, this Chardonnay is something on the more refined side. 100% Chardonnay from the Celeste vineyard, Whitlands, Victoria. Destemmed, lightly crushed and then basket-pressed, all within 20m of the vines! Juice was transferred to 70% new and 30% old French oak barrels for wild fermentation. After fermentation the wine was left on solids for a further 2 weeks before being racked off gross lees. Not a lot of it made, and when it tastes like lime zest, honeysuckle and lemon drops, it doesn't last either!
Varietal Chardonnay || Region King Valley, VIC || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml