The Sanguine Estate 2018 Chardonnay has just been released and is available for purchase now.
Bright pale straw in colour. Aromas of melon, white peach and a hint of savoury French Oak. The palate has a wonderful core of fresh and vibrant fruit with just hint of oak offering complexity and structure.
We utilise traditional winemaking practices that are labour intensive but within a modern understanding of its ways. The grapes that make up this blend were destemmed and then whole berries transferred to small open fermenters using gravity. The grapes fermented using their naturally occurring yeasts for anywhere between 8 to 30 days with each fermenter treated differently to provide added complexity in the resulting wine. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to French oak barriques (approximately 20% new) and left to mature for approximately 18 months. Prior to bottling the individual varieties are carefully blended to produce a balanced wine.