State of Flux
State of Flux
"I love the purity of varietal expression that you get from fermenting and aging in the concrete eggs; the wines are complex, textural, yet beautifully fresh. Enjoy!"
- Complex and layered with yellow nectarine, dried apricots and slate, with hints of almond and baking spices.
- Generous fresh apricot and peach with a bright mineral finish.
- Dietary Information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Recommendation
- Enjoy now, or has the potential to cellar.
Perfect with a group of friends
Grilled fish, cheese boards, roast chicken.
Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit was lightly pressed. The clear juice was racked into a 1700L concrete egg and inoculated. Post fermentation, the wine was kept on gross lees for 11 months. The resulting wine is textural and pure, unmasked by oak allowing the true fruit flavours to show.
Block features: Upper terrace 100 metres from the Awatere River and 26km inland from the coast with large diurnal shifts. The soil is rocky and sandy loam.
This Chardonnay was handpicked from our stunning Medway vineyard in the Awatere Valley, renowned for having extremely tough growing conditions with very hard soils and huge diurnal shifts. The fluctuating temperatures enabled great flavour to develop during the hot days, yet retain natural acidity and freshness from the cold nights.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, from the vineyard to the glass we are exploring new ways of protecting our land, minimising carbon emissions and preserving and enhancing our natural environment.