Balance Winemakers Selection Chardonnay (case of 6)
Wine Description Aromas of citrus with subtle underlying oak with a fresh acidity that makes this a wonderfully complex wine.
Vineyards The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.
Winemaking Techniques Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours, a portion of the juice was fermented on French oak staves for three weeks at 14°C. Batonage was applied for a week. Wine was then racked and returned to the stainless steel tanks.
Vintage Conditions The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years, which were characterised by record harvests. Most warmer regions also saw a later than usual finish to the harvesting period. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines.
Food Pairing A good match with butter chicken, deep fried Camembert, veal or crayfish.