Trial by Fires Chardonnay 2017
Wines released under the Trial by Fires range are special, small production parcels nurtured by the winemaking team at Bay of Fires. Made using unconventional techniques, this truly represents the creaive and adventurous spirit of our winemaking teams in cultivating and showcasing the best possible wines from our cool climate vineyards.
This release of the 2017 "Project Egg" Chardonnay was produced from a single hand picked parcel of Derwent Valley fruit, and was fermented in a porous concrete egg-shaped fermenter. The egg shape of the fermenter encourages a continuous flow of movement keeping the wine in constant contact with the yeast lees. Coupled with the porous nature of the concrete construction, this has resulted in a wine that has a refreshing aroma of citrus and lime, with tropical notes followed by a rich palate of bright vibrant fruit and a splash of minerality imparted from the concrete egg's surface.
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