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Ashton Chardonnay 2021

Ashton Chardonnay 2021

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Our fourth release from this little patch of goodness where the aspect and deep clay soils result in a wine with boldness and spiciness. There's texture, beautiful stone fruit characters and a punching acid line from the long, cool 2021 season.

Vineyards: Ric's, Ashton

Vine age: 26 years

Clones: i10v1

Elevation: 500m

Aspects: North

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

Farming: organic (not certified)

Vinification: Whole bunches crushed and pressed to tank for settling overnight before racking off solids to barrel. The wine spent eleven months in French and Austrian oak, 20% new. Bottled under DIAM cork, sealed with wax.

Alc: 12.9%

pH: 3.41

TA: 5.5 g/L

Production: 120 dozen