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.
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.
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