A salty, minerally, lemon peely, zesty Chardonnay, but with a unique and differentiating English twang. The cooler climate and winemaking touches has given this a lovely mid palate acidity that is ever so more-ish. The oak is soft, well integrated and not overpowering. You can really taste the fruit. It’s gone through full malolactic fermentation so it’s got a nice mouthfeel and soft creaminess without losing the freshness.
Grapes grown in Essex, hand harvested then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to the London winery. A percentage was fermented on skins and the rest was whole bunch pressed. Fermented (using only wild yeasts – no yeast added) in old oak ex Burgundy and ex Hungarian barrels (90%) and new French oak barrels (10%). The wine had weekly battonage and daily train battonage (The Overground). It was aged in barrels for 7 months then bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Who is Sara? She’s a retired French teacher and she lives with her husband down in East Sheen, SW London. Make sure you don’t get your ‘le’s or your ‘la’s mixed up. Oh, and it’s ‘Madame Gray’ to you lot. Don’t call her Sara in class please!
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