2014 Charteris The Astral Vineyard Chardonnay
The Australian - By James Halliday
This wine has a complex, faintly funky bouquet from the malolactic fermentation (essential to reduce acidity) and repeated lees stirring. Despite this, it is remarkably fine, possibly protected with all movements in the cellar by gravity. These are high- spirited wines, and need a gentle hand to calm them.