They pressed the juice into large oak barrels (puncheons) only ¼ new oak compared to other vintages which have been 100% new oak. They used less new oak on this vintage as to not mask the beautiful nose and palate from the fruit. The 2017 was blended with 12% Chardonnay which gives the wine a firm balance and structure on the finish. This wine is rich and boldly textured with a lemon meringue profile. Fleshy texture but soft and delicate feathering the mouth with coconut husk and tropical fruit.