2020 Keepers of the Flame
Colour: Pale straw with green hues
Nose: Brioche, hints of white citrus flowers, mineral and white nectarine. Touch of oak on the nose showing as cinnamon and nutmeg
Palate: Fully ripe grapefruit with textural minerality combined with white peach and charred citrus rind. Oak characters coming through but in the back palate.
This was the last Chardonnay fruit to be picked and was machine harvested in the early hours of the morning (due to inability to get picking crews due to COVID). Made from 100% free-run juice, full solids and a naturalferment. It was fermented and matured in 100% new French oak being both barriques and a component in a puncheon.
Watch Jerome's tasting note in this short video (3m40s watch time).