Each one of this vintage’s Chardonnays is an experience in itself, but it’s hard for us not to talk about them in relation to one another (and we recommend you give the comparisons a go). The Fall, in contrast to Swaby, is liltingly perfumed and considerably more voluptuous and approachable than its sister from just up a hill and down a dale and back up a precipitous climb. Same Chardonnay clone but with different soils and aspects, the effect of terroir is unmistakeable. The Fall is green apples and blossoms, with the citric tang of Rose’s Lime Cordial. Soft, striking and truly lovely.
100% Carey Gully Chardonnay, handpicked, wild-yeast fermentation, whole bunch pressed to barrel, some bâttonage, 10 months in 25% new French oak, unfiltered and unfined.