On the Fly 2018 Chardonnay
Single vineyard chardonnay grapes (V5 clone)
Hand picked: 16 March 2018
Bottled: 28 January 2019
Production: 205 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 Alliers oak barrels (20% new) for 11 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 11 month.