Yarra Valley VIC
This single vineyard Chardonnay comes from three blocks at the Rising vineyard; BIBS, Birdwood, and House. The grapes were all hand-picked and direct pressed, settled overnight and then transferred to hogsheads and puncheons for natural ferment. It was about 25% new oak, all French. It was aged without S02 for a few months and most went through malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in oak on lees until November with no stirring or battonage and no added yeast, bacteria, enzyme or acid. It was filtered and bottled with some S02 added.