A vibrant, refreshing style of Chardonnay with zesty citrus and lemon grass. It is light and crisp on the finish, and refreshingly reticent on the alcohol levels.
The Wildcard wines are named after Sky Masterson, the gambler hero of the musical Guys & Dolls. Peter Lehmann Wines was originally named Masterson Wines between 1977 and 1981, as it was the biggest gamble ever taken by Peter Lehmann and the growers. The wines are soft and forward and easy drinking but still bear the hallmark quality of head winemaker Nigel Westblade and his team. “We buy grapes, not bulk wine, as we can make a much better wine that way,” he says.
Fruit was picked early, crushed and chilled, and the juice separated immediately from the skins to preserve the natural delicacy of the grapes. The juice was slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks for around three week, at temperatures between 12 - 16°C. The wine remained on its yeast lees for several months to increase depth of flavour, and was then bottled early to maximise freshness.