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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts


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2018 ‘Queen of Hearts’ Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay

Tasting Note
Aromas of nectarine, pear, orange blossom and cedar. It has a rich and textural palate showcasing an abundance of stone fruits, marzipan and spice. Great complexity, good acid and perfectly balanced. You won’t want to stop drinking this wine!

The chardonnay grapes were hand picked and sorted before being whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented using 100% wild yeast. The wild yeast fermentation adds to the wines mouth-feel and gives great complexity and texture. The chardonnay underwent 100% wild malolactic fermentation. Maturation in French oak, 63% new, for 11 months.


Food Match
This Chardonnay is begging to be drunk next to seafood. Seared scallops, barbequed abalone or oven baked dhufish.

SKU: HC0008

97 Points / James Halliday / Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Gin Gin clone, whole-bunch pressed straight to barrel, 50% wild ferment, 50% cultured yeast, 30% mlf, matured for 11 months in French hogsheads (65% new). The oak is perfectly integrated, and the wine was already in balance before it was bottled in Dec ’17. White peach and grapefruit dispute sovereignty, but neither prevails, the process simply extending the length of the palate of a wine with a great future.d, hand