2018 Jackpot Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is gold in colour and starts off with aromas of lemon zest and lime oil, nashi pear, and golden delicious apples with a kiss of crème caramel. On the palate, these flavours become even more intense, culminating in a symphony of gold and yellow fruit. The texture of the wine is rich, full, and refined, but the roundness is balanced by a piercing, vibrant acidity that offers a long, refreshing finish.
The fruit for this wine is from the Road 13 Castle Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench. This site is fantastic for growing Chardonnay and uses the best vineyard practices, which makes the Winemaker’s job in the cellar much easier. Low yield, some old vines, and excellent dirt made this wine, but responsible irrigation practices and canopy management didn’t hurt either. The end result of good farming is grapes bursting with flavour.