Wine writers and Masters of Wine are giving this new vintage of the classic Essence Pure Chardonnay a real thumbs up.“Classy”, “ A thing of beauty”, “Lovely fragrance, freshness and a real sense of pristine fruit”.
Essence is a pure un-oaked Chardonnay; it has become a bit of a cult wine with the critics and a sought after wine by Fox & Fox's Private List members.
This wine has a strong following and demand is high but it will only ever be produced in small quantities.
Small bubbles fill the mouth and deliver a refreshingly long finish. Essence is a wine that drinks well on its own, and offers good aging potential. The first vintage of Essence (2011) scored 96 points in Decanter, and is a worthy successor.
Bottles Made: 1,121
Winemaking: Traditional Method
Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation | Un-filtered
Cépage: 100% Chardonnay
Time on lees: 33 months minimum
Disgorged: June 2018
Dosage: 7.5 g/L
Clones: Burgundy/Champagne clones for flavour & structure
Soil: Predominantly Clay loam
Aspect: South | Slope 5% sloping away to the west.
Microclimate: A parcel situated on a sheltered south-facing plateau, which gently slopes away to the west, open, sunny, protected from the wind by topography and woodlands
Awards: Silver: Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 | Silver IWSC 2018