2015 Estate Block K1 Chardonnay
Our block designated wines represent the pinnacle of our production. This Block K-1 Chardonnay came from an exceptional section of our Estate vineyard. The grapes were harvested on two separate dates to promote balance and complexity. Our first picking provided structure, acidity and elegance. The second delivered strong aromatics, richness and concentration.
At McIntyre our winemaking style is simple and discreet. The fruit for our 2015 Block K-1 Chardonnay was all hand harvested, hand sorted and cluster pressed in the early morning hours. Primary and malolactic fermentations were carried out with the wild indigenous yeast that naturally thrive in the vineyard. The juice was fermented and aged for eight months in new Siruge French oak barrels. For added richness and complexity, the lees were stirred by hand on a regular basis.