The moderate summer and temperate Autumn were ideal for producing quality Chardonnay fruit. Fruit parcels were selected from the Homestead and Johnston Road blocks, plus fourth generation growers on McMurtrie Road and badgers Road near Kuitpo in the Adelaide Hills. The Cool climate Adelaide Hills fruit complemented the richer McLaren Vale component. Each vineyard was picked at differing baume levels to guarantee a spectrum of flavours. The juice was barrel fermented and matured in new French oak barriques for 12 months using 4 different yeast strains, including Wild Yeast.
The complex nose displays nutty vanillin oak, melon, peach and citrus aromas, with a hint of apple. With the rich palate delivering peacharine, grapefruit, almond, rockmelon, tinges of mandarin and roasted cashew. A multifaceted textured wine with fruit, oak and natural acidity in harmony, finishing with great length of flavour.