2021 Chardonnay

Claystone Terrace

2021 Chardonnay


  • Silver (90) - Decanter 2023
  • Silver (90) - IWSC 2023

Pure stone-fruit, lanolin-textured complexity, with length, breadth and a finely-textured elegance, giving way to a complex, marzipan and limestone mineral-inflected ‘calcaire’ finish.

$42.00 / 750 ml Bottle
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Winemaker Notes

Welcome to the Renaissance of the Claystone Terrace single-vineyard wines! Both the Claystone Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blocks – like the Grand Clos blocks just a few hundred metres away - happen to both come from the extreme western side of the vineyard: a happenstance of aspect and geology.

- Thomas Bachelder

A savoury nose of classy fruit overtones, a perfumed marine savoury nose, a step more expressive and layered than the Jordan Village. Off the top, you can ‘feel’ the rocky, yellow plum stone fruit. In the mouth, complexed yellow apple and butter cream meld into striking but light aromas of fennel and aniseed, which themselves tuck into the dense, taut, satiny-long fruit finish.
Alcohol Volume: 13.0%
Acidity: 5.4 g/L (expressed in tartic acid)
pH: 3.34
Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/L
VQA Sub-appellation: Twenty Mile Bench
Vineyard: Claystone Terrace Vineyard
Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning: Single and Double Guyot
Planting Density: 5299 vines/ha (2145 vines/Ac)
Harvest Date: September 10th 2020

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