Henners Native Grace Barrel Chardonnay
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Produced from 100% Chardonnay in the exceptional 2018 harvest, only the most expressive fruit was selected for barrel fermentation. Using a combination of new and old French oak the wine was fermented and aged in barrel for 6 months before being blended together and bottled in late 2019.
2018 was a glorious vintage in England. During the season we identified parcels of vines showing the greatest potential, with good flavour development, ripeness and acidity balance. We hand harvested these grapes and press direct to barrel for fermentation. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in barrel before the barrels were blended back together. The wine was then aged in barrel for 6 months, then bottled and rested for six months before release. 3800 bottles were made.
Apple, lemon and stone fruit aromas with some toasty and buttery notes and a citrus streak. Delicate spice and creamy, textural richness from time spent in barrel.
The freshness and natural acidity of the wine gives this excellent ageing potential and it is a great match for food. Pair with roast chicken, cheese souffle or grilled fish.
Region: East Sussex
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes