2017 Chardonnay - Tondre's Grapefield



This is my first venture into Chardonnay for Sonnet, but by no means the first one I have made. The Tondre’s Grapefield while mostly known for its Pinot Noir, has grown Chardonnay for many years, and I have made it for several other folks, but this year it is my turn.
This 2017 offering is made in a light, crisp, fruity Chablis style. Mostly tank fermented using a Champagne yeast to give a creaminess to the mid-palate, with just a little fermented in barrel for a touch of added complexity. The minimal oak usage allows the pure Chardonnay fruit to shine through, yet there is a very subtle hint of oak spice on the finish.


  • Alcohol 13.3%
  • 0mg/100ml Residual Sugar
  • PH 3.31
  • 5% Hungarian Oak Type
  • TA 0.72
  • 0 Months Time In Oak
  • ML Partial
  • 250 Cases Produced