Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Terraces Chardonnay 2021
A full bodied and powerful Chardonnay that still manages to retain good balance and liveliness. This complex wine is built around a core of ripe peach fruit lifted by fresher citrus elements and layered with complexities of roasted hazelnut, toasted brioche and struck flint. The palate is rich, yet finely textured with exceptional textural length and balanced, fresh acidity, finishing with a slate like minerality. Still youthful, with careful cellaring we expect this wine to continue to mature gracefully for 6 years or more from vintage date. With age, this wine will develop more complex, savoury nuttiness and will gain breadth and richness on the palate.
"Terrior is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the taste of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate uniquely different characteristics related to those individual sites. Differences in soil, slope, altitude and shelter can subtly or dramatically alter the resulting wine, even over distances of a few metres. The very best sites growing well suited varieties, will produce wines that stand out amongst their peers. Wines of recognizable personality, presence and above all quality. Church Road 1 is a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the terror of our best vineyards."
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker