2022 Pioneer Chardonnay
LIMESTONE COAST, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
In 1857 The Koning Willem II foundered on the rocks of the Limestone Coast, after parting with her anchor in a westerly gale. Ari Vandenberg was one of the nine survivors. As he looked back at the wreck that had almost claimed his life, he vowed to tame this wild land and make his mark upon it.
Fruit was harvested in the cool of the night before being crushed and pressed. Selected parcels were fermented on oak, some underwent MLF and others matured on oak all with extended lees contact to build depth and ranges of blending options
Pale lemon yellow
A great wine to drink now, or to allow to mature and develop over 2-5 years
Alc/Vol: 12.5%, pH:3.25, Acidity: 5.96
Generous fruit driven style of stone fruits, lemon, and nashi pear flavours. The palate is fresh, vibrant and layered which is smooth and refreshing.
Stone fruits, citrus zest with butterscotch and vanilla notes.
Perfect with a classic chicken Kiev.