A bold wine with big personality, this Chardonnay showcases bright flavours of apple, pear, caramel and a creamy, full-bodied finish.
Dark Horse winemaker, Beth Liston, believes that fortune favours the bold. Her pioneering approach to viticulture and winemaking champions originality and above all, taste.
Regional information: The 2018 season had a slow start due to a very cold winter and chilly spring which resulted in bud break coming about two weeks later than previous years. A mild spring
resulted in slower growth and an extended bloom time. For the first time in 5 years, harvest started in August rather than July. White grapes seemed to hold their acid well
and developed very nice fruit flavours.
Vinification: The grapes for Dark Horse Chardonnay were harvested at optimum ripeness during cool night temperatures to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. The winemakers selected
particularly aromatic yeast strains and employed a moderate fermentation process, which together have enhanced the natural flavours and expressive mouthfeel of this
wine. Proper storage after fermentation has preserved the natural bright flavours and balance in the wine