This wine is called Dam Chardonnay after a contentious discussion within the company on what wine we were going to make next. The conversation ended with one of the partners saying “Fine, You can have your damned Chardonnay”.
This wine was fermented in a 2nd and 4th fill puncheon slowly with indigenous yeast. Our intrepid winemaker Adam kept a close eye on the long, slow ferment over several months. There was one moment in January of 2021 that we were forced to cover our puncheons in blankets to raise the temperature. We feel our patience was rewarded with a Chardonnay that delivers a full spectrum of flavours from beautiful peach notes to what André has described as “Electric Mango Juice”.