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Rich Chardonnay fruit flavours - complexity - a blending of the flavours of Chardonnay fruit, yeast characters from the fermentation process, smokey, spicy characters of new oak. Burgundian influences apply here, with ageing on lees for 9 months in French barriques, without stirring, with a significant proportion undergoing malolactic fermentation. All Chardonnay batches are barrel fermented in 100% new French oak.
Colour and condition: Colour is medium to deep straw hue and condition is bright Nose: There is considerable volume and the nose presents as a lifted combination of fruit aromas and blossom-like cents, reminiscent of honeysuckle or nasturtium. The aromas are typical Moss Wood, with yellow flesh nectarine, peach and passionfruit. There are also interesting complex notes of malt biscuit, caramel, mature cheese and charry oak and once again, the usual Moss Wood marmalade haracters. Palate: The wine initially fills the mid-palate with generous, ripe stone fruit flavours and these combine with full body and lively acidity to give lifted, juicy mouth feel. There are complex secondary flavours of citrus and oak and roast nut and malt that combine to give an almost lemon meringue pie combination on the finish. Despite the presence of oak, the tannins are in good balance, so the wine has a clean finish, with a smooth texture.