The philosophy at Freycinet is to keep things simple and allow the vineyard to express itself without any unnecessary winemaking influences. Traditional Burgundian techniques are employed, with the aim of producing a multi dimensioned, complex and creamy textured Chardonnay with generous palate. Fully ripened grapes provide the foundation to which the techniques of barrel fermentation under tightly grained French oak, lees stirring and malolactic are applied, enhancing the natural complexity, texture and layers of character in the completed wine.
Freycinet Vineyard lies on a namesake peninsula in northeast Tasmania. Situated on the 42nd latitude, the property enjoys a unique microclimate. The long growing season extends into May, combining much sunshine and warm days, winter rains with no frosts, ideal for the production of excellent quality cool climate fruit. The vineyard sits a hundred metres above sea level, at a distance of twenty kilometres from the coast, the climes here are very maritime. At harvest the grapes are bursting with flavour. Chardonnay is completely barrel fermented in a selection of new and seasoned French oak casks for ten months, matured on yeast lees and periodically treated to battonage, developing complexity and richness.
A light straw colour. Delicate aroma features citrus and melon fruits with soft oak nuances. The palate is pristine, fresh and vibrant, revealing ripe melon, white peach and grapefruit flavours subtly supported by spicy oak and creamy textures. Power with elegance, the finish is seamless.