Mosquito Hill Chardonnay 2016
The wine has white peach and white melon in the tasty flavour profile. In spite of the relatively low alcohol it is more of a southern (think Puligny Montrachet) than northern (Chablis) Burgundy style.
Mosquito Hill have been seeking greater elegance in their Chardonnay style and this wine is certainly a step in the right direction. As with all of the Chardonnays made at Mosquito Hill they expect this wine to improve with ageing, always gaining complexity.
The grapes were pressed, the juice was cold settled for 48 hours and then racked into French oak barrels (about 20% new), for fermentation from a mixture of indigenous and inoculated yeasts. The wine was stirred every second week for three months and after that left unstirred until racking into tanks nine months later, prior to bottling.