Grand-Mere Reserve White
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For many years, we had four generations of the family on our farm, and when the last of our elders passed we decided to make a special wine in honour of all our elders, and in particular, our own grandmother, or in French, “Grand Mere”.
Being of the old school, adventurous and french, Granny often told us of the ways that her father grew vines back in France when she was little. We hope this is a traditional chardonnay that she would have liked.
Using new french oak, selected, premium fruit, malolactic fermentation and lees contact, the “Grand Mere” has superior structure and texture compared with whites made in tank, but without being too “old school” and heavy. Bottled without sulfites or filtration, there is a small amount of less (dead yeast) in the bottle which help the wine to age well, but can cause it to be cloudy, if not poured slowly. In any case, the lees gives the wine character!
This limited production wine was mainly produced for restaurants and cellar door.
Production: 120 doz
Bottled: December May 2022
Blend: Chardonnay 100%
Yeast: French commercial
Maturation: Matured in barrel and flex-tank