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Jeannette Chardonnay 2016

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Beautiful and clear, Jeannette is a modern French-style cool climate Chardonnay with citrus and stone fruit notes, leading to a complex and creamy palate with nice acidity and length. She has exceptional clarity, balance and structure enabling a long cellar life.

We handpicked the fruit from our stellar 2016 vintage. Jeannette was then lovingly handcrafted from whole bunch pressed grapes with the juice allowed to ferment in natural and wild yeasts. A mix of six different new and two-year-old French hogsheads were used to add further complexity. A small portion was subject to malo-lactic fermentation. The six months in oak was regulated to achieve optimum balance and the blending of the six very different barrels has delivered a highly complex wine.

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Tasting Notes

The Wine

Due to the similarity in terroir between our vineyard and the Burgundy region, we decided to produce a Reserve quality Chardonnay alongside the popular La Comtesse from our Heritage Collection. If La Comtesse is closer in style to a zesty Petit Chablis, Jeannette would find a mellower home further south in the hills of the Côte de Beaune.

Beautiful and clear, Jeannette is a modern French-style cool climate Chardonnay with citrus and stone fruit notes, leading to a complex and creamy palate with nice acidity and length. She has exceptional clarity, balance and structure enabling a long cellar life.

We handpicked the fruit from our stellar 2016 vintage. Jeannette was then lovingly handcrafted from whole bunch pressed grapes with the juice allowed to ferment in natural and wild yeasts. A mix of six different new and two-year-old French hogsheads were used to add further complexity. A small portion was subject to malo-lactic fermentation. The six months in oak was regulated to achieve optimum balance and the blending of the six very different barrels has delivered a highly complex wine.

Alcohol: 13%

Tasting Notes

A full bodied, yet elegant cool climate Chardonnay with complex aromatics and taste of citrus and stone fruits. A full and complex varietal palate with creamy mouth feel, fine-grained lengthy tannins and a long flavoursome finish.

A stellar vintage producing remarkable fruit. Despite the flavour intensity, it is a structured and elegant wine. Subtle tannins, intensity and length yet kept in check by the fact that the fruit is grown in a cool climate which balances natural acids with sugars. Fine French oak hogsheads, both now and old, impart an excellent structure without significant oak intrusion.

Cellaring

Drinking beautifully now, an investment in cellaring will also be rewarded. Will continue to evolve in complexity and depth beyond 2025, and can be cellared until at least 2030.

Vin et Gastronomie

The textural complexity of this Chardonnay makes it a delicious match with grilled lobster, seared scallops, fish in cream sauces, asparagus with hollandaise, and white meats. Roast chicken is a classic pairing!

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