Trophy for Best Chardonnay - 2017 Hunter Valley Wine Show.
Twenty Six Rows Chardonnay is inspired by a parcel of fruit from one of the Hunter Valley's most iconic vineyards located at the gateway to Pokolbin. In 2016 the fruit was harvvested in mid January and then crushed, pressed and chilled, with a portion sent directly to oak for natural ferment. After 48 hours it was racked to a selection of French oak with a small portion fermented in tank to retain natural freshness. Wild ferments and heavy solids components deliver a wine with great weight, complexity and character. Bottled in late October to maintain freshness and great drive.