BLEND: 56% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir,17 % Pinot Meunier, from
the 2016 harvest with tank-aged reserve wines added (20%)
All the grapes were pre-selected and handpicked from our own
private estate. A second selection took place in the winery prior
to pressing to ensure only the most mature grapes were used.
Repeated tasting during pressing resulted in a low yield extraction:
we sacrificed volume to maximize quality.
A slow-temperature controlled fermentation took place in stainless
steel tanks at about 18°C, with around 6% of the wines fermented in
specially selected French oak barrels to add complexity and structure.
Malolactic fermentation took place to soften the minerality. Finally,
we left the wines resting for six months on fine lees before blending
them with our reserve wines before bottling.
AGEING: 35 months on the lees minimum. Bottling June 2017.