The 2017 Inara Chardonnay was made from grapes harvested in the
cool of the night, to retain the fresh fruit characters. After crushing and
pressing, the juice was placed in stainless steel for a long, cool
fermentation. At the end of fermentation, the wine was left on its gross
lees for 3 months, with regular stirring, to add texture and complexity.
After fermentation, the wine was oak aged for 3 months to imbue a
subtle sweet spice character to the wine and then bottled young to retain
the fresh flavours.
Tasting note: The 2017 Inara Chardonnay is the perfect wine to enjoy
on its own or with food. The fresh banana, yellow apple and ripe peach
aromas and flavours are complexed by a touch of clove and vanilla oak.
The wine has a clean finish with lingering flavours of apple and peach.
Our 2017 Inara Chardonnay would be a great accompaniment to
Halliday score 91 points
Alcohol: 13.2% | pH: 3.34 | TA: 5.9g/L | Dozen Produced: 670