We are no strangers to Chardonnay, but are proud to offer the very first vintage off our new Chardonnay block. In 2015, we planted one hectare of Chardonnay with two Dijon clones, D75 and D96. Both clones are high quality and produce great aromatics, but D96 provides the acid structure and palate length, while D75 brings more generous fruit and complex flavours. Generous texture and mouthfeel from lees maturation in older French oak (for more subtle oak flavours) add savoury characters to the mix. The result is effortless balance and a long ride, exactly what you expect from a Longboard!
This is a chardonnay for our time – modish and wholesome. It has lifted peach and nectarine aromas, leading to flavours of peach and rockmelon with a hint of cashew. Light and graceful this Longboard surfs fluidly over the palate. French oak barrels, old and new, give a little sheen and a touch of complexity. Fresh flavours carry through on the finish giving elegance and length.