Nashdale Lane Wines 60-acre vineyard was established in Orange, NSW, in 2001. Owner Nick Segger is part of a pioneering UK organic fruit and vegetable farming family and along with his wife Tanya, searched for more than a decade before finding the perfect vineyard. The couple settled on the Orange site owing to its distinct cool climate, high altitude and nutrient-rich, basalt soil. The duo are hands-on at the winery, in the vineyard and at the onsite cellar door - a newly refurbished apple packing shed on the property. The vineyard is planted with 8 varieties of grape that include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Arneis.
Harvested by hand at dawn, Chardonnay grapes were pressed and the juice then separated into three batches for separate fermentation using different strains of yeast, each imparting a unique aroma and taste profile to add to complexity. Aged on lees in French Oak barrels for almost 12 months.
"A golden yellow hue this Chardonnay is medium in body and acidity with a nose of ripe apples, guava, vanilla and brioche which translates on the palate and combines with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel from the oak make this both a complex and moorish wine. With lingering and subtle oak finish thanks to maturation in 30% new French Oak, it drinks well now but promises great ageing potential." - Winery notes