2018 XO Wine Co Chardonnay


Sourced from a single vineyard from Kenton Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Both Vineyards are planted to I10V1 and managed with strict VSP trellising. The Kuipto vineyard has a North Facing Aspect with East-West row orientation and is at an elevation of 380m with soils of sandy loam over siltstone. The Kenton Valley vineyard is easterly facing with an elevation of 450m. The site produces wines with elegant and pure fruit characteristics.

Handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly to two and three year old French oak hogsheads. Barrels were allowed to start ferment wildly then over seeded with four varietal enhancing yeast strains. 25% of the barrels were put through MLF to build complexity and structure. Lees stirred for 12 months before being left to mature for a further 6 month in oak before bottling.

Only 108 6-packs produced