CASTELLI CHARDONNAY 2016
This is another lovely example of restrained, yet intense and generous cool climate Chardonnay. Each of our Pemberton vineyards provides different elements of power, complexity and balance to the wine. There is an array of aromatics including stone fruits, pomelo and grapefruit with some underlying toasted cashew that confronts the senses on many levels. Whole bunch pressing direct to oak and subsequent 100% fermentation in French Oak provides a lovely textural component and nuances of gunflint and creamy richness. The finely woven and beguiling palate has a precise mineral core that shows great length and complexity and will suit cellaring over the next 10-12 years.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay