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An intense, mineral wine fully ripe but lean, taught and intense with savoury, creamy elements. Fragrant notes of orange blossom, nectarine stone, spice and subtle nuttiness are usual with a vibrant, tight, long palate highlighted by clean acidity, wonderful texture and fine length.
The Kostas Rind Chardonnay is grown in a 1.5 hectare plot. The wine is fermented in French barrels of which typically 20% are new. Fermentation occurs without the addition of cultured yeast and the wine remains in barrel on yeast lees over winter with only a small amount of malo-lactic conversion taking place. It is racked around eight months after vintage, and returned to barrel for a further three months before bottling.
Production varies from 300-600 dozen per vintage.
“A few challenges along the way, quite cool, then the last two weeks were nearly perfect, dialing the quality up from what I’d say would be a seven out of ten harvest to a nine out of ten harvest”, says Michael Dhillon.
Fragrant, quietly powerful wine here with superb texture, lightly powdery with a core of incredibly long, tangy and vibrant acidity. Feels set between green apple, just ripe stone fruit, nutty-yeasty with light floral notes in tow. Pretty epic, very complex, great energetic style.
95 Points The Wine Front
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