Our ‘Chloe’ is produced from a 0.8 hectare plot located at the north-east corner of the Woodlands Vineyard. The plot lies at the top of a south facing slope where the soil is composed of deep loam topsoil over clay. This plot is the most shaded location on our vineyard- protected on the west, north and east.
2015 produced very fine Chardonnay, albeit in very reduced volumes. Windy conditions and 50mm of rain in mid November led to cane damage and extended (poor) flowering – leading to a 40% crop reduction. Almost no rain fell in December and January, and conditions remained fine until harvest.