Denton 'Yellow' Chardonnay 2017
'Sourced from the bottom section of the North Eastern slope of the Denton View Hill Vineyard.
10% fermented as whole bunches to dryness. Matured in old French oak with wild yeast ferment and wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). Left on full lees and without topping for 2 years the barrel developed a flor on the surface of the wine. No sulfur was used through maturation and the flor character appeared stable and thick. Bottled without fining or filtration June 2020. The granitic soils of the vineyard show strongly here, and the high acid and tannin of DENTON Chardonnay is what allows this wine to work so well under flor. A more subtle flor wine than the 2015, the coolness of the vintage shows more citrus and freshness here.'
- Denton Wines