2016 Chardonnay

91 Points, Highly Recommended, Decanter 
95 Points, The Shout, Cameron Douglas 
91 Points, 4 Stars, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
89 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec
90 Points, Planet Grape Wine Review, Catherine Fallis MS 

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With aromatics of ripe apple and white peach, our Chardonnay has a creamy texture that makes it easy to drink. Medium bodied with underlying notes of roasted almonds and nectarine confit, it finishes clean and crisp with a lovely persistent flint like minerality.

With aromatics of ripe apple and white peach, our Chardonnay has a creamy texture that makes it easy to drink. Medium bodied with underlying notes of roasted almonds and nectarine confit, it finishes clean and crisp with a lovely persistent flint like minerality.

2016 was our best vintage yet of our Chardonnay. Our fruit was hand picked in three different batches according to ripeness. It was then gently whole bunch pressed, resulting in beautifully clear and delicate juice which is ideal for barrel and tank fermentation alike. The barrel portion was reserved for the wines with the best depth of fruit and ripeness of flavour, and was fermented in 300 litre hogshead casks (both new and one to two years’ old). The barrel fermented wine went through a partial malolactic fermentation. Both tank
and barrel batches were aged for 10 months on yeast lees prior to blending in February. They were then lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

Our Chardonnay is planted on the most Northern part of the vineyard and is hand-tended and hand-harvested. The clones are a mixture of French clones B 95 and 2/23 grafted onto rootstock. The vineyard is in charge of dictating the flavour profile of the Chardonnay, so far yielding flavours of peachy stone fruits and creamy almonds. The first vintage was 2013.  

Alcohol 13.5%
TA 6.8g/L
RS 1g/l
pH 3.31

91 Points, Highly Recommended, Decanter 
95 Points, The Shout, Cameron Douglas 
91 Points, 4 Stars, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
89 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec
90 Points, Planet Grape Wine Review, Catherine Fallis MS 

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Name of the license holder: Dionysus Ventures Limited
License number: 57/OFF/411/2019
License expiry date: 27th day of February 2022
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