Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019
Whole-bunch pressed and settled overnight, this wine was then wild-fermented in 500-litre French oak puncheons (20% new), with 60% undergoing malolactic. The wine spent ten months on lees with minimal stirring and no sulphur was added until bottling. The wine opens bright and floral with lovely citrussy freshness cutting through the stone fruit generosity of the palate. Tapers to a beautiful savoury close backed by that classic Bannockburn salinity.