The fruit for the 2022 Dogrock Chardonnay was hand-harvested from our estate block late February. Picked early to capture fresh acidity the palate has subtle melon and a long and rewarding palate. A wine of finesse and integrity it also has a hint of sweet French oak. The wine will age gracefully for a further 3 - 6 years.
The 2022 season started cool and wet leading into a mild, humid summer warm thanks to la Nina. Adequate rain early allowed excellent vine growth and this was apparent across all varieties. Flowering was normal and yields were average with ripening progressing in an even manner. Well maintained vineyards were rewarded with amazing varietal definition and strong flavours.