Chardonnay - Sailor Seeks Horse 2017 Chardonnay
Winery : Sailor Seeks Horse
Sailor Seeks Horse is a small vineyard in Tasmania's Huon Valley. Acclaimed winemakers Paul & Gilli Lipscombe set out to rehabilitate an old vineyard in 2010, planting new clones, with spectacular results for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Lipscombe's notes: 'In 2017 the fruit was great; lots of natural acid, low sugars, a ‘cooler year’ fruit profile and structure. Yields were typically low from the poor flowering and dry end to the season. In the winery we felt like we needed to reduce the acid slightly through about 25% of the barrels going through malolactic fermentation but it still retained that sea-spray character and citrus fruit/floral expression we are seeing consistently in our Chardonnay.'