2014 Cloudburst Chardonnay
Winter 2013 was very wet, with more than a meter of rain recorded, and the vines benefited from exceptional soil moisture and vigorous early growth. The summer was virtually dry with practically no rain. The days were warm and nights cool. Outstanding blossoming in the Marri again kept bird pressure in check throughout the growing season, and the grapes remained healthy throughout. Autumn arrived with cooler days and nights, leading to a gradual ripening of Cabernet. Another terrific year.
The color is a pale gold straw with highlights of lime. The complex aroma blends stone fruit and almond and wet river stones. The elegant palate is layered with nectarine, pear, quince honey, marzipan and flint. The subtly creamy mouthfeel gives away to a fine minerality and persistent acid finish. This is a wine of tremendous depth and elegance. Alcohol content 13%