DRY RIVER CHARDONNAY 2020
Citrus fruit with lemon custard, biscotti and brioche all bring a complexity while the white flowers and lemon blossom provide freshness. The nose shows minerality, general tidiness and archetypal Chardonnay characters.
On the palate, the wine has a clear progression from the front, across the mid and to the back of the mouth. The dress code is classic; textured yet neat, organised and well proportioned. We can thank the acid ity for this. Yet, there is a disorder lurking in the background, like an untucked shirt and socks in mismatched colours.
This is the touch of funk from a long drawn out wild ferment (6 months) with 17 months on lees and freedom to roam into the unknown.