Heggies Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2021


A wine which reveals the best of this high altitude vineyard. It was planted in 1992 with a mix of Bernard Clones 76, 95 and 96. The fruit quality was excellent, allowing for some winemaking involvement with handpicking, whole bunch pressing and wild yeast fermentation. Once in oak, it remained there for 11 months with regular stirring building texture and complexity. Against a backdrop of brioche and stewed fig, there’s just a faint hint of struck match. The chalky, slightly oyster shell minerality does its bit in taking the palate to a very long finish while the wine retains a purity and delicacy throughout.