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The 2022 vintage has reached a whole new level, displaying an incredible depth of flavour without over-the-top richness.

Nectarine and white peach notes are there, though more subtle than usual.
Filling that space is a fine citrus line, transitioning on the palate into ethereal creamy notes: the essence of complex Chardonnay. These reach all corners, lasting on the palate much longer than they have any given right to.

Lower than average yields, careful stirring of the lees, 40% whole bunch
and subtle changes to Picardy’s impressive oak regime all contribute to the story.
The remainder can be put down to a vintage that had the sun thrown over it, enabling this seductive and thrilling Chardonnay to blossom.

2022 Picardy Chardonnay


Picardy Chardonnay is made from equal portions of the four preferred clones 76, 95, 96 and 277 (selected by the University of Dijon) to achieve complexity.

The Pannells are looking towards the great white wines of the old world for inspiration and look to make a Chardonnay with floral characters, citrus fruits and minerality with good structure and texture.

Excellent fruit intensity, structure, pH to acid relationship and fine-grained tannins guarantee long life and excellent bottle development. The wines are also very approachable in their early years.

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