Produced from 100% Chardonnay in the exceptional 2020 harvest, only the most expressive fruit was selected for barrel fermentation. Using a combination of new and old French oak the wine was fermented and aged in barrel for 6 months before being blended together and bottled in late 2021.
2020 was a glorious vintage in England. During the season winemaker Collette O'Leary identified parcels of vines showing the greatest potential, with good flavour development, ripeness and acidity balance.
The Henners team hand harvested these grapes which were pressed direct to barrel for fermentation. The wine was then aged in barrel for 6 months, then bottled and rested for six months before release.
The nose has apple, lemon and stone fruit aromas with some toasty and buttery notes and a citrus streak. The mouth is full of delicate spice and creamy, textural richness from time spent in barrel.
The freshness and natural acidity of the wine gives this excellent ageing potential and it is a great match for food. Pair with roast chicken, cheese souffle or grilled fish.