Aromas of mandarin peel and the distinct citrus-floral scent of verbena develop gradually into classic white-fruited chardonnay elegance; the 2016 harvest produced super clean grapes with an intense flavour spectrum. Cool, pure Pink Lady apples evolve on the palate edged with a flinty finish.
The precise, taut nature of the wine expresses the character of the vintage—a steely framework to support its full, soft mousse along a grain of toast with hints of oatmeal. Linear and restrained in its youth it will develop further, becoming more biscuity. Enjoy with grilled whole trout or pork cheeks with caramelised apples.