Hughes and Hughes’ 2020 Chardonnay has white stone fruit overlaying citrus and gentle reduction and oak aromas. Racy acidity balanced by rich textures, classic Chardonnay from a cool season.
Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River (Clarence House and Clemens Hill) and Derwent Valleys (Kinvarra). 70% whole bunch pressed, 25% cold-soaked on skins for five days, all naturally fermented in oak (15% new). Partial malolactic fermentation while maturing on lees for five months. Bottled unfined and filtered.