2022 Island Belle Chardonnay

$210.00 inc GST

The Wine

6 x 750ml bottles

Tasting Notes
2022 was a cool season with Chardonnay grapes being hand-picked on 8th April prior to late season rainfall. Unsettled weather during flowering resulted in a low crop which was flavour ripe at moderate sugar levels.

Grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice was fermented in French oak barriques and puncheons.

The wine displays lemon pith and grapefruit aromas and flavours which are complimented by creamy, nutty nougat characters. The palate is soft, full and long, finishing with lingering natural acidity.


The Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard patches selected by Dawson James were planted in 1989. Consequently vine-age plays an important part in the development of flavour and the balance of the fruit.