Over the past 25 years, Howard Park has exerted considerable effort into defining and classifying the vineyards in these two regions by variety to ensure the quality levels demanded are continually upheld and improved. They believe this approach ensures that each bottle of Howard Park wine is the finest expression from these two regions and continues to over deliver on expectations.
With the experienced Janice McDonald now overseeing the winemaking at Howard Park, the impeccable quality of their wines in assured.
Winemaking: The individual vineyard blocks that comprise Flint Rock Chardonnay are vinified separately. Each batch is hand-picked, cooled and sorted before pressing to extract the free run juice. Fermentation and malo-lactic occurs in a combination of older French oak and stainless steel tank. The temperature of fermentation is between 18ºC to 22ºC and the lees are stirred from the end of fermentation and throughout the malo-lactic. After 10 months on lees, the wine is blended to tank and held for 2 months prior to fining, filtration and bottling.
Alcohol: 13% vol
Standard Drinks: 7.7