2021 Chardonnay di Renzo
$35.00 inc. GST
Made with fruit that we sourced from a small vineyard on the Amaroo Road between Orange and Molong owned by Kylie and Scott Mosley as well as small portion (12%) from Bella Luna. We harvested a total of just over 2 tonnes from half a hectare of good quality Chardonnay on 21 February. The fruit was stored in the cool room overnight before being basket pressed. 50% was settled and the other 50% went straight to a combination of barriques and 1 puncheon (all old) for a spontaneous fermentation to take place over a 20 day period. The Bella Luna component was blended in late in the piece from a barrel showing quite a bit of sulfide that we thought would over power the 2021 Bella Luna when it’s time to go to bottle came and be quite beneficial to the Chardonnay di Renzo.
The wines sat on their full fermentation lees, some were stirred, some weren’t- likewise with malo, for 7 months prior to a small sulphur addition, light filtration, blending and bottling on September 15 2021.
A delicate Chardonnay, admittedly it still needs some time to open. At the moment the nose is showing bread dough, sea spray and melon rind. Lemon pfiff, white peach, green apple, fennel phenol in the mouth. Texture is there but not overt. A medium weighted cool climate Chardoonnay exhibiting plenty of charm as at October 2021.
Alcohol: 12 %
TA: 8.6 g/L
Total made: 93.5 dozen