The 2018 Meadowbank Chardonnay is focused and chiselled, tangy and pithy with layers of citrus, nectarine and lemon curd. There’s also a dusting of candied nuts. It’s driven by mouth-watering, punchy, cool-climate acidity. Superb winemaking brings out a layered seduction. Bottled without fining or filtration.
This riesling is drawn from 30-year-old estate vines rooted in Derwent Valley’s loose sand and sandstone overlying dark brown, coffee rock, rich in iron oxides and organic matter. The 2018 was handpicked and whole cluster pressed directly to eight French barriques (approx. 12% new). The wine underwent partial malo and spent the following nine months in barrel, on lees.