||Black volcanic soil with fragmented limestone in one direction and grey loam with buckshot stones in the other direction. Soil is King as the East côte has the least amount of clay and therefore least water-holding capacity resulting in it being harvested first.
||The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery.
||All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 50 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation.
||The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking.
||Price By Farr Chardonnay 2019 € 48.80