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2022 Estate Chardonnay

The Wine.

Pale lemon with concentrated aromatics of lemon rind, orange and cumquat, hints of white peach with oatcakes and flinty, salty minerality.  On the palate the wine is savoury and textural with the flavours of just ripe white peach and preserved lemon with mealy flinty notes and a long silky texture on the finish.


Drink with a salade niçoise or tempura battered calamari (and chips).


Availability: In stock

The 2022 Vintage.

Battered and bruised, a year you had to be brave if you were a grapevine. October and November 2021 were nasty. A significant rainstorm event, along with cold, windy and wet weather throughout this period contributed to what was a tough flowering and fruit set. Damage wasn’t confined to the pollination process, but young leaves and canopies copped a beating, resulting in subsequent lateral growth in canopies. It was a hard year, with meticulous work required in the vineyard throughout. The weather gods decided enough was enough: Summer settled, and mild weather prevailed. Resultant yields were low to say the least, with many areas of vineyards producing less than half their usual quantity. One outcome of the difficult flowering period was the prevalence of smaller berries, resulting from limited set of seeds within berries. This produced wines with intensity and structure from a larger than usual grape skin contribution in the winery. Wines evolved balance and finesse throughout their time in barrel.


Grapegrowing and Winemaking: Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar, with assistance from Peninsula Vinecare in our vineyards and Kate McIntyre MW in the winery.


Vineyards: fruit predominantly from the McIntyre Vineyard, with Osborn and a small selection of Robinson Vineyard fruit.


– Hand harvesting

– Whole bunch pressing

– 100% wild yeast fermentation in French Oak barrels, 17% being new

– Natural malolactic fermentation (100%) in barrel

– 9 months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling

– Light fining and filtration


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