Rowlee Chardonnay 2022


From high altitude vineyards, 900 metres above sea level, the juice came from whole bunch pressed grapes, settled overnight and then racked to barrel, with solids, for fermentation over the next month. The wine spent a further ten months on lees in older barrels. Pale yellow colour, there are notes of stonefruit and guava with gentle oak nuances. There is some serious weight and density here, good focus, for what is a wine of medium length. There is also a bitter almond note on the finish tying things together and the intensity does not waiver. Enjoy now and for the next three to four years.