Muddy Water Chardonnay
Muddy Water don’t do heavy-handed buttery Chardonnay. Instead they favour a more classic Burgundy-style approach of producing a brighter, crisper Chardonnay revealing the soil character. Typically the Muddy Water Chardonnays show citrus and stone-fruit notes underpinned by a mineral streak imbued by the limestone. Hand picking only the ripest bunches the rows are picked individually in small lots to give a range of flavours to be blended together in the winery. The fruit is whole bunch pressed before settling overnight and transferring to French oak barrels. No additives are used, and the wine is bottled without fining. Lemon in colour with flecks of gold. Concentrated complexity on the nose with barbecued corn husk, white peach and bran. Palate is precise with exotic spice balanced with fruit and a lengthy mineral spine.