2016 Broken Earth Chardonnay
This wine was sourced entirely from Block 1K - our premium Chardonnay parcel. This section of the vineyard is positioned on sloping hills to the extreme east of the property. This block is slightly more elevated when compared to the other Chardonnay parcels resulting in lower yields and the development of greater intensity and purity of fruit flavors. Harvest took place at optimal ripeness in order to ensure the retention of natural acidity and intense tropical fruit in its youth.
Tropical fruits are present in abundance, yet it is the citrus fruits that dominate this wine. The balancing acidity is the framework of this wine and is supported by elegant oak in the background. Fermented and aged in French oak barriques, this wine has developed characters of cream, nuts and spice typical of wines made in this way.