The 2018 Winmark Chardonnay is a true example of classic Hunter Valley fruit. The season was ideal for chardonnay being typically warm with low levels of rain aiding a traditional ripening period.
It was handpicked at night and after going through primary fermentation it was introduced into new French oak barrels for a period of 8 months. After bottling it lay for a further 4 months before releasing.
Fruit flavours are dominated by stone fruit and now presents itself as a wine with creamy cashew, hint of spice and nutty overtures. Fresh on the palate it will mature over the next few years, deepening its yellow colour and providing optimum drinking in 5 years.
Alcohol: 13.2% v/v