The Fossil: Kimberella is a genus that was first discovered in the Ediacara Hills of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. It lived in shallow waters and often with other Ediacaran organisms. It was one of the few Ediacara organisms that could move making it one of the world’s first grazers. Its food was microbial algae that covered the seabed. Kimberella was soft-bodied and the largest known specimens reached up to 15 centimetres in length and 7 centimetres in width.
Soil type: sand over clay and limestone – sandy clay loam.
Winemakers Notes: Chardonnay is a blank canvas when it comes to creating a picture allowing for so much due to it being able to cope with a range of winemaking decisions. This specific vintage was a very good year and after most of the fermentation was completed in tank, a percentage was finished in oak barriques.