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Ashton Chardonnay 2022

Ashton Chardonnay 2022

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The fifth release from our 0.8 ha block in Ashton where the northerly aspect and deep clay soils result in a wine with boldness and texture. It’s not just about the bold flavours, there is a beautiful stone fruit character this vintage and a great acid line from a cool growing season.

Vineyard: Ric’s, Ashton

Planted: 1996

Clones: I10V1

Elevation: 500m

Aspect: N

Soil: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist and quartz rubble.

Vinification: whole bunches were crushed and pressed to tank for settling overnight before racking off heavy solids to barrel. The wine spent 11 months in French and Austrian oak, 20% new, before racking to tank for three months and bottled.

Harvest date: 14 March 2022

Bottled: 26 May 2023

Alc: 13.1%

pH: 3.39

TA: 5.9 g/L

Production: 130 dozen