Ironcloud Rock of Solitude Chardonnay
Bright straw with a lime hue
Bright, fresh aromatics of stone -fruit and citrus blossom
Crisp flavours of grapefruit and nectarine with subtle French oak influence adding weight and complexity. Clean, natural acidity carries flavours to a long finish
Hand -picked Chardonnay, single estate. A selection of the four Burgundian Bernard clones, 76, 95, 96 and 277. Each adding varying degrees of richness, structure or finesse. Fruit is immediately whole bunch pressed sequentially to oak with no additives made and proceeds through wild ferment. Battonage being the only intervention during maturation. The barrels are blended to achieve a fruit-driven style of Chardonnay for the Rock of Solitude range.
Fish pie, or salmon fillets with potatoes.
A season like no other, 2020 will be remembered for many reasons. A season in which we have had our hottest December days ever, our warmest nights since 2012 and our driest December since 2008. In fact, the total Summer rainfall was barely 13mm. However, despite these conditions being thought of as less than ideal, we could not be happier with the overall quality of the wines from the vintage, when all this occurred in tandem with the absence of our two nemeses, bushfires and birds. We did though experience a low yielding crop.