From the Producer
Summum continues to offer itself as the finest wine from Seven Springs. Sourced from 14 rows of vines that thread the spine of the Seven Springs, this bottling deepens our belief in the special terroir of our vineyard. Latin for ‘the utmost’, the 2015 Summum Chardonnay is just that. The juxtaposition of sumptuousness and vivacity is purely the product of the volcanic basalt rock underlying these vines. The fruit from the Summum parcel was gently pressed into 100% new Stockinger puncheons, undergoing spontaneous and indigenous fermentation. The wine was raised in the same puncheons for 12 months before being racked to tank. After 6 months in tank, Summum underwent a light bentonite fining before bottling.
"From a lower-yielding, higher-elevation site than La Source. Creamy, rounded, punchy and fleshy with a sophisticated steely note. An interesting contrast to the fuller La Source bottling. Recognisably related, but with distinct personalities. 17.5/20 points" -Janice Robinson