Delicate and Zingy
Appearance: Crystal clear beads
Nose: Minerality and citrus
Palate: A fresh sparkling with primary green apple and lemon flavours sitting atop complexity you expect to see in traditional method sparklings, but this one is ready in its first Summer!
The Watkins Chardonnay grapes were picked early and developed into soft and fresh free run juice fermented cool over a 14-day period. The resulting lees was used for extended maturation and for over 6 months, the wine was stirred on lees giving lovely nutty autolytic flavours developing into rich, midpalate packing characters that balance out the lovely crisp acid line.
Grown on estate from our Langhorne Creek Vineyard which is situated off the heavy alluvial soils of the flood plains, on shallower terrra rossa soil, ideal for precision control over water use on the vines and known to provide more structural wines.