The grapes used in this Chardonnay are the Mendoza clone. Their bunches comprise a lot of “hen and chicken” sized berries which give the wine complex flavours. In March 2006 we handpicked these grapes in optimum condition and ripeness.
The bunches were gently pressed before the juice was fermented for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, with regular lees stirring. Some wild yeasts have been used during fermentation and the wine underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation.
The Floravin Chardonnay is straw in colour and intensely fruity with toasted hazelnut, jasmine and melon aromas. A structured, elegant yet powerful palate displays flavours of peaches, pineapple, hazelnut and toasty oak. Mineral notes, a creamy texture and a long, lingering finish make this an outstanding Chardonnay with excellent cellaring potential.