Hand harvested whole bunch pressed into large french oak puncheons.
Really feeling like we are staring to get the balance right with this Chardonnay….grapefruit, lime and pear fruits, with underlying walnut and flint reductive aromas. Long, fine acidity balanced with intensity of fruit character. Concentration.
for 2016 Circe Chardonnay
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - 93 pts
I’ve been tasting this all afternoon – not because I was unsure of its quality, but because it’s captivating.
I love how long and lean this feels at first – but how quickly the flesh builds, the fruit, the sweet-but-grapefruit-accented centre to the coating of meal, flint and spice. It all feels so harmonious, so succulent, so more-ish. It’s a neat, contained and uncomplicated chardonnay and yet there’s plenty worth spying if you’re up for the hunt. It’s a chardonnay to make you marvel, once again, at what a beautiful variety this is.
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front