In 2021 we experienced a wet winter, but also a mild spring and summer going into Vintage 2022. This created superb ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through verasion and ripening. The resultant wines have an ideal balance of sugar ripeness, natural acidity and texture. The 2022 red wines have intense, rich and balanced flavours and colours, while whites are showing pretty aromatics and natural acidity.
The 2022 Cloudy but Fine Chardonnay is made with high quality A graded fruit from a low yielding vineyard in the Adelaide Hills Lenswood GI. Hand picked fruit is left on skins for 4 hours before pressing on a slow champagne cycle (4hours). Wild fermentation in 100% New French oak using 6 different cooperages and left on lees un-sulphured for 9 months. Charlie stopped the winemaking process of stabilising the wine because it tasted so awesome he didn’t want the wines gorgeous notes to be lost. This is why the wine looks cloudy. Cloudy but Fine.
Such beautiful notes of ripe Candy Melon and the slightly minerally aromas of tinned apricots dance with perfumed freshly picked lemons, orange blossom and geranium. The mouthfeel is golden in texture with delights of glacé apricots, lime curd and pear and custard Danish and flavours linger seductively.