Holden Manz Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
White blossoms, summer melon, passion fruit and just a touch of well integrated high quality French oak in this Meursault style chardonnay.
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Berries were hand selected in the cool of the early morning. Following whole bunch pressing juice was allowed to rest to clarify before filling 225 litre French oak barrels (40% new barrels, 50% 2nd fill and the balance 3rd
fill for fermentation). This Chardonnay was 100% barrel fermented, using natural yeast with extended lees contact and daily batonnage. As a result, the wine delivers a naturally fresh, creamy and crisp palate. Around 25% of
this wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
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