Each parcel of the 2019 Chardonnay was crushed direct to press. The juice was cold settled before being racked, warmed, yeasted then sent to barrel for fermentation or left to ferment in tank. The parcels of wine in the barrels were stirred and topped monthly while the wine parcel in tank was left on lees until blending. Aromas of white stone fruits, grapefruit, hints of spice, nutmeg and some nutty cashew oak.
The palate shows sweet crème brûlée, yellow stone fruit, tropical notes, papaya mangosteen with subtle integrated oak and mouth-watering slatey acidity, but with a nice phenolic presence. Adelaide Hills dry crispness with Padthaway roundness and full flavour.