Oldenburg Vineyards is situated in a hanging valley with an elevation ranging from 300m to 410m, which creates a naturally cooler site. The mountain amphitheater that surrounds it plays an important role in bringing cooler air into the vineyards after sunset as cool air from the mountaintops, circa 1600m falls into our valley. This situation lends itself to a wider diurnal range (day/night temperature differential), which contributes to grape complexity.
Blend: Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc
The wine has a pale gold hue, and an inviting nose filled with orange blossom, stone fruit and fresh pineapple. The palate is balanced, with subtle oak flavours on one side and fresh peach, pineapple and grapefruit on the other. Lees contact added a fleshy texture, with lingering flavours of yellow apples and tangerines and a clean, juicy finish.
This is a perfect wine for summer, enjoyed chilled with a light salad or just on its own.