We said we would never do it again but sometimes an opportunity comes that is too hard to turn down. This year we were offered some fruit form a 20 year old vineyard just north of us on the West Tamar, then some from Relbia just south of us and then a small amount from the south of the state. We couldn’t help but take it.
Our 2019 Stoney Rise Chardonnay was fermented in our new 2500 litre oak cask, and stayed in there on its lees for the last 5 months. It is a fresh style ready for summer. There is a hint of banana peel and cantaloupe on the nose. The palate is all white peach with hints cashew, and lemon. There is a viscous texture to the wine, but the hint of oak and the natural acidity of Tasmanian Chardonnay, balance this to give it a long driven finish.