Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2019


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This legendary Vineyard is named after Brick Gunn, champion NZ Skeet Shooter. Now dry farmed by son Denis Gunn, these old Mendoza vines produce a wine of intensity, depth and power. 100%fermented and matured for 12 months in Taransaud French oak barriques.

The Skeetfield Vineyard has old vine dry-farmed Mendoza Chardonnay vines. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed with minimal settling. This wine was 100% barrel fermented and matured, with 60% new Taransaud French oak.

Indigenous ferment and malo-lactic ferment have provided complexity and depth. Battonage on lees has yielded a superb textural quality. Minimal handling to bottling has preserved the purity and intensity of the wine.

Skeetfield is a wine with exceptional power and grace, and will greatly reward the patient.