Eastern Peake Intrinsic Chardonnay 2020
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Cropping levels were very low in the chardonnay (Clone I10V5) due to a poor fruit set from wind & rain at flowering. Whole bunch-pressed, fermented naturally in 300L hogs heads & 228L barriques, racked after 12 months élevage to tank, always full malo, no fining or filtering, bottled 6 months later from racking. A small amount of sulphur post-malo & pre-bottling. Owen (winemaker) says, "Vintage 2020 was a wild ride from climatic conditions out of our control. The wine is up there as one of the greats, a perfect pitch & balance from our terroir."