Penley Estate Genevieve Chardonnay 2019
Made with 100% Chardonnay grapes. Delicate notes of Grapefruit, white peach & fig are lifted and supported by integrated savoury elements from the French oak. The palate is flavoursome and fine. Subtle savoury French oak underpins a core of juicy fruit driven by grapefruit acidity. Genevieve Chardonnay is a wine of many layers and great complexity. [Think dainty & complicated yet fresh..Audrey Hepburn?
Penley Estate returns to a more traditional methods of viticulture as much of the work such as pruning is carried out by hand to allow for maximum precision. A specific irrigation and frost management programme is put in place alongside a soil cultivation and moisture retention intiative to promote micobial life in the vineyards. The wine is aged for 8 months in French barrels. 30% is new oak and 70% third-used oak. The wine remains on lees throughout to build textural complexity.
AWARD SEASON for Penley Estate and Genevieve Chardonnay!
“One of my two “Australian classified growths” – Jancis Robinson
5 Star Winery “Outstanding winery producing wines of exemplary quality” – James Halliday