An estate blend sourced from Hanzell’s volcanic and rocky vineyard blocks. Aromas of chamomile, honeysuckle, with crisp apple, melon and papaya. Bright acid adds a layer of tension leading to a powerful finish. A complex knife to cut through any buerre blanc.
The 2015 Chardonnay is a little reticent to begin, slowing unfurling to reveal lemon tart, apple pie and nectarine notions with hints of honeyed toast, cashews and orange blossoms. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing and elegantly styled with many citrus and stone fruit layers accented by savory suggestions and a satiny texture, finishing long and mineral laced. 3,769 cases produced.