Catherine ale Chardonnays have always been known as our “flagship” wine. It is made with great attention to detail and offered in a style unique to our vineyard.
The grapes are carefully hand picked and checked for quality at the bins prior to transportation to the winery. The juice is fermented in stainless steel vats and then some is put in barrels for fermentation . Presently French oak is used – Prior to 2010 American Oak barrels were used.
Chardonnay is the one variety that can produce quality wines in almost every grape growing region in Australia. In the Hunter Valley it takes on the characteristic of the variety and assisted by oak storage makes for a great wine.