(2021) Made from the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay, 95% was fermented in French oak barrels, 5% in a French oak 'egg'. It then spent a year in barrel with regular lees stirring, 25% new barrels. The colour is emerald with a glint of gold, the oak on the nose subtle and understated, a little light earthiness and orchard fruits come through. Quite a natural feel to this, the palate also relatively reserved, juicy lemon and ripe apple, a nice saline note to the acidity, and a composed and long finish, crisply defined and with nothing out of place.
(2020) Lovely pale colour. Gentle earth, mushroom and spice and savoury umami character. A little bit of roasted/chestnut character. The palate has fine, dry cranberry fruit, but the savoury character continues, nice length and a subtle, understated style. Gibbston fruit.