The 2012 Reserve Chardonnay was grown at Rowlee Vineyard, Orange at 850 metres above sea level. The growing season was cooler than average producing a powerful and elegant style.Wild fermentation of high solids juice in top quality French oak has addedcomplex nutty almond aromas, and subtle waxy hints to the nectarine fruit. The powerful and intense palate has fantastic juicy nectarine and ripe grapefruit flavours.
A powerful, complex cool-climate Chardonnay style that partners well with more strongly flavoured foods such as coq au vin, roast chicken and veal. Drink now to 2020.
"Grown on the Rowley Vineyard at Orange. Straw-yellow colour, flinty aromatics, powerful fruit and oak through the palate. Textbook example of a complex style. Builds it up and then brings it home. Racy but rich with a lively parade of textures and flavours." 95 points- James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Bronze Medal 2014 Australia Cool Climate Wine Show