Identity Chardonnay 2019


The wine has a bright hue with a golden straw colour. It displays a refreshing nose of bright pear and orange blossoms with subtle citrus notes of freshly rolled oats. A medium-bodied wine with great palate tension. Crisp apple and chalky citrus are infused with mild layers of Crème Brulé. The flavours are vibrant, and the finish refined.

Technical Notes

This vineyard is tucked away in the upper valley of our farm, protected from harsh sunlight and extreme temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. These moderate temperatures help preserve the grape’s natural acidity and fresh citrus aromas. The yields are kept low to eliminate stress in the vine and ensure good, uniform ripeness. The soil is made up entirely of well-weathered granite. All grapes are handpicked at optimum ripeness in the early hours of the morning. The grapes are whole bunch pressed, which reduces the absorption of phenolics and helps retain more of the grape’s natural vibrancy. Juice were settled for 72 hours with a settling enzyme before it was racked. Fermentation took about 18 days at 16 – 22 ˚C. After fermentation only 50 % of the blend were oak matured for 4 months to ensure only a very light oak character to the wine. After oak maturation components were blended, fined and bottled.