2022 Chardonnay di Renzo
$35.00 inc. GST
The 2022 Chardonnay di Renzo is made from grapes sourced from 2 vineyards in Orange- Occulus Vineyard in Borenore and Belmont in the Springside area on the South side of town. Both vineyards are cold vineyards, particularly Belmont where we harvested Chardonnay grapes for sparkling (usually one of the earliest picks) after our Cabernet at Bella Luna (usually one of the last picks). Like all of the di Renzo wines we picked the grapes earlier than we would for the Renzaglia Range. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented in a 2000L concrete tank by wild yeasts with occasional lees stirring early in the wines maturation. The wine was held in this tank for 10 months prior to bottling without any fining, filtration and only a light addition of sulphur.
Alcohol: 11.5 %
Total made: 222 dozen
On the nose it shows green almond, lemon butter and green pear. In the mouth the wine shows white peaches, yellow grapefruit, green apple and raw cashew carried right through by a pronounced acidity balanced nicely by the wines structure and minerality.