2017 Morningside Chardonnay
Made from a combination of Burgundy and old Penfolds clones. This wine is whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented in new and older French oak and stainless steel. Natural malolactic fermentation occurs in the barrels but not the stainless steel. The lees were stirred every month and the wine was bottled after 18 months.
Beautiful balance of stone fruits, minerality finished with Tasmanian acidity. The wild yeast ferment and Saint Martin oak add complexity.