Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2022


25-year-old vines, free-run juice, fermented and rested 10 months in 30% new oak. Bruce Dukes believes the 2022 vintage of this wine is the strongest yet and affectionately calls this “the flow dog”. It’s easy to see why. This is a river of white-on-white florals, quartz saline minerality, and an armful of spring prettiness with apricot blossom and a sun-drenched orchard full of golden apples. It’s all ginger spice, lemon curd, and lime skin on the palate. Yellow-fleshed peach pit texture laden with the gentlest of oak toast. Fresh and breezy acidity keeps the current moving, so let this wash over you and just run with it. A joy.