An early but succesful vintage. A mild summer with few extreme temperatures really helped the vines. Crops were tiny in Pinot, Chardonnay and Riesling (less than 1kg per vine) and still less than 2 kg per vine in Sauv blanc. The sugars, flavous, acids and concentration was excellent and we look forward to some lovely wines.
A glowing review from Jeremy Oliver in his annual wine book of our 2010 Chardonnay.
A joyful, delightfully fruit-driven Chardonnay with pristine freshness,length and elegance. Deep aromas of nectarine and peach knit tightly with nutty, dusty and spicy oak, with undertones of creamy yeast, cloves, cinnamon and faint smokiness. It’s long and concentrated, with penetrative flavour of grapefruit, melon, pineapple and stonefruit tightly integrated with fresh oak and finishing with crunchy acids and excellent length.
94 points Jeremy Oliver