Cullen Kevin John Legacy Series Fruit Day Chardonnay 2021
There is a striking difference between this wine and the Flower Day Kevin John. Both are outstanding. But this has a finer, leaner profile while losing nothing in power and lingering intensity. This is an artisanal wine, hand harvested on a biodynamic fruit day. After hand sorting these bunches were placed in amphora for two days skin contact, before pressing into 50% new puncheons to ferment and resting in oak for 8 months before bottling, with no fining or filtration. This shows aromas and flavours that are more in the honeycomb and bright citrus zone. There is less of that cereal, stone fruit character and more lifted high energy fruit. There is a little spice and ginger with lingering notes of orange blossom. A mighty fine wine.