2016 Willow Creek Chardonnay 375ml
A kind, warm growing season, and moderate crops that ripened very early, gave us pristine fruit and a very compressed harvest period. The 2016 wines all have an abundance of fruit flavour and generosity in structure.
The hand harvested fruit was whole bunch pressed to retain the pristine fruit characters and minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was then transferred to French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for fermentation and maturation on lees, with monthly stirring, for 11 months, prior to bottling in February 2017.