The ‘Staff’ story revolves around the Hazel Tree. The Celts believed the trees that grew around them all held special powers. The Hazel Tree is arguably the quintessential Celtic Tree due to it’s legendary position at the heart or entrance of the Otherworld. From the times of the Druids down to the modern era, Hazelwood was used to make robust Staffs to guide the wise along their path. The wood is flexible yet strong and provides clean string lines. This Chardonnay exhibits clean lines with strength and versatility similar to that of the Hazelwood.
Sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Sites in the northern Adelaide Hills provide the warmth to produce lifted stone fruit and tropical fruit flavours while the cooler vineyard sites at the southern end add elegance and minerality.
Selective harvested and gently pressed to barrel. Fermented in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons. Partial malolactic fermentation on lees for 6 months with regular Bâtonnage.