Scott Base Chardonnay Reserve 2018
The Scott Base Reserve 2018 has been made with minimal winemaking intervention. Handpicked, put through wild malolactic fermentation and left to age in 100% new french oak for 20 months. The wine is unfined and unfiltered so the wine may have a cloudy appearance and a small beneficial sediment may be in the bottle.
The aroma of peach and apricot with smokey and toasty oak. Sweet citrus on the palate, and oaky notes. The wine finishes with crisp acidity and hints of ripe grapefruit. The wine is drinking well now, after its extended barrel maturation, but would benefit with 3-5 years bottle ageing, and will evolve and age very well. Being unfiltered this is a great wine to show friends and family about different styles of winemaking.