On the Fly 2021 Chardonnay
Single vineyard chardonnay grapes (V5 clone)
Hand picked: 9 March 2021
Bottled: December 2021
Production: 112 dozen bottles
Citrus and white stonefruits with a sweet nuttiness of French oak
Well balanced acidity with a long, satisfying finish.
What Alex Mackay (our winemaker) did
The grapes were 100% whole bunch pressed. The juice was then fermented (using full malolactic fermentation) and matured on lees in French oak barrels (20% new) for 9 months before being blended together and bottled.
What the wine says
This wine says "I am a real Tumbarumba chardonnay - well structured with elegance and a very satisfying mineral acidity. I've developed a bit of funkiness after hanging out with some new (and old) French barrels for 9 months.