Salena Organic Chardonnay 2009
This wine is showing quite a developed gold colour with a nose of tropical fruits, honey and a hint of spice. The palate shows a rich texture and flavours of melon and some bready notes. A rich developed style, perfect to warm you up on a winters night.
Background: After harvesting at night, the winemaker and cellar crew worked meticulously to ensure that the juice was handled as gently as possible, avoiding oxidation and maintaining freshness. Cold settling of the juice at 1oC for a week ensured a crystal clear juice was admitted to fermentation. Organic Standards were rigorously followed to maintain the pristine nature of this wine. The wine was left to rest on the yeast lees for several weeks to gain a doughy complexity which will develop into a savoury nuttiness with age.