2021 Pierrepoint Alexandra Chardonnay

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2021 PIERREPOINT CHARDONNAY

WINEMAKER – OWEN LATTA

TASTING NOTES

“A voluptuous but fresh Chardonnay with aromas of citrus, melon and toasted pastry. Medium weight on the palate offers flavours of freshly cut lemon, grilled lime and cashew with a slight oak toastiness. Subtle tannin frames the wine nicely with generous acidity and a nice length. Screwcap. 13.5% alc. ”

WINE MAKING NOTES

“Gently whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic bag press and transferred to a mix of new and old French oak barrels for fermentation. Natural fermentation in the cellar followed by aging on lees in a mix of new to 5 year old French oak barriques for 12 months. 100% Malolactic fermentation and another small protective amount of sulphur dioxide prior to bottling.”

James Halliday, Wine Companion 2019

“A richly flavoured, seamless chardonnay, effortlessly melding melon, honeysuckle and stone-fruit flavours to cinnamon oak, a welcome phenolic rail, and a nougat-nutty nourishment, derived from handy lees work.  This will grow in stature in the cellar mid-term, but is absolutely delicious already.  Rating 95.  Drink to 2024.  (Ned Goodwin).