The 2004 Chardonnay is a blend of fruit flavours from the vineyard and subtle winemaking influences. Made as two batches in the winery, half was handled oxidatively, helping develop complexity. This portion finished the latter half of fermentation in older oak. The remaining juice was tank fermented for freshness and the two batches recombined for bottling. Far from dominating, the oak combined with partial lees contact gives the wine a supporting framework and creaminess on the palate. It all serves to make the wine a delight to taste.

Colour: Brilliant straw with green tinges
Aroma: Subtle citris and lime fruit aromas with a hint of oak in the background
Palate: A generous, full-flavoured palate showing sweet fruit with a creamy and honey-like mid palate flavours.