Country New Zealand
Vineyards Johnson Estate and Outpost
Variety 100% Chardonnay
Brix at Harvest 22.2 – 23.7 °Brix
Viticulturist Adam McCone
Soils Shallow and stony soils with overlying sandy loam. Gravel and clay under loess on hillside slopes.
Winemakers Paul Bourgeois, David Foes and Kathy-Lee Sowman
Winemaking Six clonal selections of Chardonnay were hand harvested and the free-run juice all pressed to barrels for fermentation and ageing for 10 months.
Colour Pale straw
Bouquet Fig, peach and a slice of citrus, mingled with the memory of a hay barn in the Summer.
Palate The fine acid structure supports a generous and viscous mouthfeel. Integrated barrel influences with ripe white fruit characters.
Analysis Residual Sugar 1.0 g/L
TA 6.8 g/L
Alcohol 13.5 % v/v
Cellaring 3-6 years