Out of Step Denton View Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

Chardonnay from a cracking vineyard – a hilly site right in the middle of the valley floor.   I love the full Malo fermentation allowed in this wine – brings softness with the lees as well without it getting buttery.  Apple fruits are a nice distinctive in the pallet.

“Back on that chardonnay horse. After losing our fruit source we took a little sabbatical from the variety in 2015. Rather than just scramble we were determined to find the right grower whom we could work with long term. And Phil Chapman & the crew at Denton View Hill are unquestionably the right growers. Vines now hitting their straps at 12 years old, mean granitic soils that inhibit vigour & improve concentration, a great mix of clones & east-west rows on an eastern facing slope which means the fruit doesn’t get smashed by the harsh afternoon sun.

Winemaking was, as always, very simple. Pick early, whole bunch pressed, full malo & no adds other than low levels of sulphur. Beautifully balanced grapes have produced a beautifully balanced wine.” – Out of Step Wines.

2016 Vintage.  13.5% alc/vol.  750ml Bottles.


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