Venn Chardonnay 2019

Venn Club Members only

Our first single variety Chardonnay using grapes from our partner vineyard, Martin’s Lane. The fruit was beautifully ripe and clean and there was one single barrel that tasted so good, it had to be reserved and kept for Venn Club members. First released in 2019, there is a limited amount from our library stock for Venn Club members only.

Gently pressed and fermented in barrels from Pouilly-Fuissé. 100 % malolactic fermentation in oak and 6 months ageing. A juicy, crisp Chardonnay akin to a Saint-Véran (South Burgundy) with a beautiful texture and long finish. A wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for 5 to 10 years.

Tasting notes

Pencil shavings at first showing signs of subtle reductive notes gradually open up to reveal peachy, ripe apple. A lean, crisp and textured pallet with good length and citrus, almond and pear. Great drunk now with food or cellared for 5 to 10 years.

Technical Information

Whole bunch pressing keeping free run juice

Fermentation and ageing in barrel

100 % malolactic fermentation

6 months total in neutral oak (3 fill)

No fining agents have been used so the wine is vegan friendly gluten free

Alcohol: 12 %

Residual sugar: < 0.5 g/L

Titratable acidity: 9.2 g/L