Pale, golden straw.
Fine white floral aromatics merge with a melange of stone fruits and lemon curd. Wisps of sea spray and baking spice imbues savoury complexity.
Vibrant citrus and white peach flesh flows upon a bed of minerality. Subtle and complexing lees character drives both flavour and texture along the fresh palate line.
Still youthful and drinking well now, we expect bottle age will deliver greater savoury depth over time. With its vibrant acid line, we see an ultimate drinking window that will remain open until around 2022.
HISTORY: 'Lacuna' is a stylistically different Chardonnay to our regular Chardonnay.
Essentially, they are the two styles found in Burgundy - the home of the greatest Chardonnays in the world. One is the traditional barrel fermented style found in Meursault, Puligny and Chassagne and the other is Chablis which classically has less, if any, oak inputs.
The difference for us here is in the winery, not necessarily the vineyard - though, over time, at Curly Flat we may identify a particular block or combination of blocks, that are best suited to 'Lacuna'. Some years we could mature some of the 'Lacuna' in older, more neutral oak. Some years may see no oak, We may go to larger format barrels, such as 500 or 600 litres
We speak of 'Lacuna' as our approach to produce a Chardonnay that speaks more of the fruit and place, and hence requires a different approach in the winery, particularly in minimising overt influences of oak - in both fermentation and aging. Time continues to tell us more, allowing us to let the seasons speak more purely for themselves.
Site & Season!
Resting on lees for 12 months in 85% 300lt Stainless Steel barrels and 15% neutral French oak. Bottled May 2017.
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