"The wine is pale straw in colour with green tints. The bouquet is at full intensity opening with aromas of nectarine stonefruit and lemon blossom melded with nuances of nougat and roasted cashews. Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay. The palate builds with creamy fullness reminiscent of shortcrust cheesecake and "struck match" flintiness from the wild yeasts. All Heggies Vineyard wines show excellent minerality that contributes to the length and finesse."
"Heggies could be called viticultural "struggle country". The winters are cold and wet, summers mild but very dry and the soils are thin and gravely on well drained slopes. This gives low yields but consistently produces grapes of outstanding flavour intensity. There are seven different selections of Chardonnay in Heggies Vineyard with three favoured Burgundian variants comprising the majority of the vines. Fermented & matured for 12.5 Months in new French oak barriques (20%), one year old French oak barriques (17%), with the balance in older French oak barriques. 12.5% alc."