2020 Chardonnay, Duvarita 750ML
In addition to fantastic Pinot Noir, the biodynamic Duvarita Vineyard grows intense yet balanced Chardonnay from its gentle slopes of sandy soils further down the hill. Wines here are medium bodied and elegant, with a stony minerality and a remarkable depth of flavor. These wines evolve slowly and will absolutely repay bottle aging (under appropriate storage conditions).
In 2020, the vineyard produced a very small crop of 1.9 tons from a little more than an acre (Clones 548, 76 & Mt Eden) which was vigorously sorted in the field by the owners. The grapes were very gently pressed, settled overnight and then fermented and aged on their lees in French oak barrels (33 % new) for 17 months.
The resulting wine is open and inviting, with notes of ripe melons and hints of pineapple and a smooth, soft texture. The 2020 has not been reviewed, but the 2019 was a solid 95 points from Galloni.
Extremely Limited: Only 50 Cases Produced.