Hans Herzog Chardonnay 2018
Tasting Note: Super inviting – lightly smoky with cool stoney notes. This wine offers a persistent and incredibly intense core fruit flavour of melon and papaya. So much so that the oak is lightly detectable, revealing more complexity with every sip. Rich and curvaceous across the tongue, yet still so elegant with a silky, smooth lingering finish.
Winemaker’s Notes: “I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed and transferred the must in in 500 litre French oak puncheons (50% new) for a natural (wild yeast) fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to the wines remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the barrel to mature and flourish but will develop into something heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only lightly filtrated to retain all the goodness. Naturally beautiful…” – Hans Herzog