Renzaglia - Chardonnay Di Renzo 2021
Brilliant, bright and textured Chardonnay from the Hills of Bathurst. Great value. Notes of bread dough, sea spray and melon rind. An exciting drop despite having barely spent 48hrs in bottle when we had the opportunity to taste it a few months back! Will no doubt be hitting its stride now but we suspect will also develop beautifully over a couple of years if you have the patience.
Made with fruit that we sourced from a small vineyard on the Amaroo Road between Orange and Molong owned by Kylie and Scott Mosley as well as small portion (12%) from Bella Luna. We harvested a total of just over 2 tonnes from half a hectare of good quality Chardonnay on 21 February. The fruit was stored in the cool room overnight before being basket pressed. 50% was settled and the other 50% went straight to a combination of barriques and 1 puncheon (all old) for a spontaneous fermentation to take place over a 20 day period.
The wines sat on their full fermentation lees, some were stirred, some weren’t- likewise with malo, for 7 months prior to a small sulphur addition, light filtration, blending and bottling on September 15 2021.