Spier - Signature Chardonnay 2016Oak Undertow
Straw coloured. Subtle nuanced citrus fruited nose with oak undertow.
Golden Delicious apples, citrus and ripe nectarines. The creaminess of a vanilla bean creme brulee.
Delicious juice-making balance of acidity fruit and wood.
From February, grapes were hand harvested from selected vineyard blocks and received at cellar, de-stemmed, slightly crushed and pressed.
Juice of the individual block selections (some separate and some blended) are temperature control fermented, in stainless steel tanks, with selected yeast strains. Only the best tanks were selected for the final preparation of the blend.
Maturation occurred on the fine lees for two months prior preparation for bottling. 5% barrel fermented in new French oak barrels.