Springs Road Chardonnay 2018, Kangaroo Island, S.A
The Springs Road Chardonnay 2018 is delicious and full-bodied showing cashew and white stone fruit on the nose and palate, with a hint of nougat too. A super balanced wine with lovely oak, acid, fruit and length.
The Chardonnay undergoes a full barrel ferment, and a wild ferment too. This means we don’t add any yeast to the grapes to start the fermentation process, but allow naturally occurring yeasts from the vineyard to work their magic. We use about 30% new French oak, the balance being one and two year-old barrels. We do want oak character in our Chardonnay, but don’t want it to overwhelm the wine. We stop the wine going through secondary fermentation (malolactic) as we want to keep the nice crunchy acidity.