The Wild Peacock Chardonnay
A pale bright yellow straw colour wine. This un-wooded chardonnay offers a lot on the nose with citrus, yellow apples and some peachy notes. Mouth filling wine with a creamy texture that ends with a sweet sensation. It is a medium bodied white wine with a good balanced crispy finish.
All grapes were hand harvested early mornings at 22-24 balling from 3 different blocks to retain freshness and aromatics. After the grapes were destemmed, the whole bunches were lightly pressed to ensure good quality juice for fermentation. After pressing the juice is settled for 48 hours with a settling enzyme before it was racked to the fermentation tanks. The grapes from each vineyard were individually vinified. The bulk of the wine was fermented in steel tanks at temperatures between 15-22°C and left on the lees for four months to accentuate the pronounced fruit character Fermentation took about 15 days. After 4 months of lees contact the final blend was fined with bentonite and cold stabilized before bottling.