Mayford 2022 Chardonnay
“This is an impressive follow up to the 2021 release, ratcheting up the quality another notch … the words “best ever” are tempting to utter. It is a tightly structured, restrained and highly expressive Chardonnay that will age beautifully.”
Released June 2023
Cool conditions in summer and autumn of 2022 pushed harvest well into March, giving the crop extended ripening time on vine. Small parcels of Chardonnay were hand-picked, chilled and whole bunch pressed sequentially to French barriques, 25% new. Fermentation in oak by indigenous yeasts followed before an eleven-month maturation period with lees stirring and full malo to offset the high natural acidity of the season.
Scented with fragrant citrus blossom, grilled nuts, honeysuckle, crème brulee and warm brioche. The palate offers texture and a perfect balance of fruit weight, refreshing acidity and lovely luscious length. It meshes delicacy and finesse with power and persistence. A beauty that will shine for decades.
Bottled February 2023
Bottled under screw cap.
|Dimensions||50 × 31.5 × 10 mm|
1 Case (x6)