Papillon Blanc 2018


Vintage 2018 Production - 1,174 bottles
Vine Age 12 years
Clones Mendoza
Vineyards Wrights Vineyard Gisborne
Elevage 7 months in neutral oak
Skin Contact None
Composition 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol 12.3%
Sulphite Content 33ppm

After some years hiatus we have begun anew our pursuit towards mastering Chardonnay, our search for an organic grower took us to Gisborne and to an upper tributary of the valley known as Ormond,  here in a quiet space Geoff Wright raises his family and grows grapes thoughtfully.  We have taken this fruit and raised it in our style,  picked early for acidity,  left to nature for yeast and fermentation in neutral oak, bottled without fining or filtering after a winter slumber on lees.