Stonehaven Stepping Stone Limited Vineyard Release Chardonnay 2023


From Padthaway, 40% of the juice is racked to oak for fermentation, before the wine has eight months maturation in barrels, on lees. A deep yellow/gold hue, this is tight and focused, concentrated and seamless, and elegant yet intense. We have notes of lemons, figs, melons, and pears with a hint of honeysuckle on the finish. Lingers beautifully. A finely knit style, spicy notes with some vanilla emerge more on the palate. Very attractive now and should drink well for the next four to five years.