From one of our small vineyard estates in Northwest Oliver, our Lone Pine Chardonnay is a classic. The two clones used provide a Burgundian feel to the wine with intense fruit. Oak aging rounds out the fullness in the palate. Lone Pine was selected as the name to reflect our commitment to sustainable farming. This estate vineyard has many pine trees within it and, when planting new vines, we were careful to manage the row planting to ensure new growth and existing nature would co-exist. The No.5 image showcases the tight vineyard row spacing highlighted by its natural surroundings, the pine trees.
Elevation: 320m - 380m
Clonal Selection: Wente and Dijon Clone 76
Canopy: Vertical shoot positioning; cane pruned.
Soil: Deep, stone-free soil formed by sandy uvioglacial deposits; loamy sand to sand; slightly acidic.
Climate: Arid region; warmer temperatures in late afternoon along ridge side; somewhat frost prone.
Aged: 33% of the blend was aged for eight months in French oak (20% new).
Date: 18 September 2013
Crisp pear, key lime, fig, and mango flavours with an earthy, long finish and a kiss of vanilla from French oak.