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This is a leaner style Chardonnay, reflecting its Tasmanian provenance, it has juicy lemon and fine white peach fruit notes and mouth-watering acidity. The oak character is restrained, adding light notes of nougat and nuts. This wine is drinking beautifully now and has all the requisites to soften, integrate and mature beautifully over the next 10 or more years.
It was an unusual season that began with quite wild and wet weather in spring leading to variable shoot growth and fruit set. It was a cool and condensed season in which different varieties ripening in close succession. Yields were low and of excellent quality.
The fruit was harvested in the cool of morning before overnight refrigerated transport to Capella Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, arriving in pristine condition and ready for gentle whole bunch pressing. This wine was fermented in barrel – a mix of used and new Burgundian barriques and puncheons – and matured in the same barrels for 12 months.
Tasmania is a true cool climate region with a reputation for ultra-premium Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.
The island's pristine environment and relative isolation establish its credentials as a clean and unspoiled haven suited to premium food and wine production.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This oyster shell was prised from rocks on Tasmania’s north coast, where the island state is separated from the mainland by the mercurial Bass Strait, a shallow and treacherous passage dotted with shipwrecks.