Chardonnay clone Richter 99 was destemmed, crushed and the must settled overnight. The juice was transferred to small French oak barrels and fermented with cultured yeasts, after which the wine matures for several months in the French oak barrels.
Gravel soils originating from mountain rock rich in limestone and clay with a high pH allow this single vineyard Chardonnay to portray a spectrum of flavours framed in elegance and complexity, typical features of a classic Chardonnay. Citrus and pear-drop notes are complemented by an intriguing nuttiness, with elegant citrus on the finish. The Bateleur improves in dimension and complexity with age and under the correct storage conditions it can mature in the bottle for many years.