Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay displays subtle oak influences with cashew and hazelnut, toasty undertones. The palate is fine and rich, opening with creamy curds and nougat framed by citrus zest and the typical Heggies minerality giving purity and definition. The palate has wonderful length with fruit and gentle oak notes throughout.
This is a fine Heggies Chardonnay and can be enjoyed now or be cellared to gain further complexity.
"The 2007 Chardonnay was sourced from a single vineyard in Eden Valley. It was fermented in barrel (35% new) with native yeasts and remained there for 10-14 months. There was no malolactic fermentation. The result is a light straw-colored wine with a nose of toast, mineral, green apple, pear and floral notes. Medium-bodied, the wine is well balanced, even elegant in the manner of a mid-level white Burgundy. There is excellent integration of oak and acidity and the finish is medium-long. Drink this well-made effort over the next 3-4 years."
The Wine Advocate