Bachelder’s workhorse Chardonnay is a natural ferment offering which features apple, honey, citrus, lemon and yeast. Medium body with an elegant personality, featuring a spice, mineral and earth finale.
Grassy, gooseberry top precedes an assertive high acid entry with crisp, citrus and herbaceous notes, then opens up to Meyer lemon, wrapped in juicy acidity with a crisp, clean finish. Some time in used oak brings added texture. Oysters on the half shell, please.
Floral, honeyed orchard fruit and tropical notes precede a well-structured palate, defined by firm acidity with honey, melon, peach and orange blossom above a streak of minerality before a lingering, juicy finish and fresh, clean close.
From some of the valley’s oldest Pinot Gris plantings of 31 years. Fermented in stainless steel and large French oak. Lifted notes of orchard fruits and citrus tones up front precede a well textured entry from the judicious use of neutral oak, with broad mouthfeel of fresh pear and apple, a zesty background and mineral streak with a little clove spice in the finish
Very pale straw in colour with a nose of apple and apple blossom; medium-bodied, dry with a soft mouthfeel of apple and lemon. An easy-drinking wine.
Notes of peach, lemon, mineral, a floral accent and just starting to hint at petrol on the nose. It’s completely dry and vibrant on the palate with waves of fresh-cut citrus and peach flavours all lifted by electric acidity.
Reif’s been growing a tiny parcel of Chenin uninterrupted for 15 years. The pretty and expressive nose shows apple, pear, citrus and lovely floral notes. It has gorgeous texture and verve on the palate, a feat in itself considering the heat of the vintage, with a range of honeydew melon, apple, herbs, a squirt of lemon and mineral notes in a dry, refreshing style.