Muse Chardonnay St. Matthias Vineyard 2014
2014 gave us an array of precious wines. There’s not many of each, yet each offers a generous bounty. Spring rain and winds meant pollination was rare. With so few grapes resulting, ripening was easy over Summer and Autumn. Vines focused their attention and provided an intensity we’ll savour for many years. Our Muse Chardonnay is intensely flavoured, elegantly weighted and offers a balance of pure fruit and interesting funky characters. It’s a wine of mystery and surprise. Apples and summer hay swirl about with candied ginger, hazelnut nougat, vanilla bean and chocolate. Maritime oak is reserved. Matchsticks offer chardonnay lovers something extra. Intense and long flavours, elegant weight, deliberate texture, stately tannins and youthful acidity balance one another and promise a long and lovely future. Pair with scallops and southern rock lobster.