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05. Leo— 2018 THEIA ‘The Arranmore Vineyard’ Chardonnay


Warming and dramatic, this Chard is the ideal way to channel the big, warm energy of Leo this Winter. Lavish and luminous.

Vivacious aromas and sunny fruit flavours of citrus, pineapple and yellow peach. Textural elements, biscuit notes and the warming spice of oak. Strong and spirited; an energising wine. Authoritative and opinionated.

As a big, bold, oaked expression of Chardonnay, this is a generous drop. Loyal in length. Radiant and heartwarming, just like Leo.


Winemaker’s notes

'100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Chardonnay. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed with wild fermentation on full solids starting in tank. Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment. 25% new oak, 75% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months barrel maturation. Occasional lees stir with full malo-lactic fermentation. Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Complex nose with biscuity oak and pine-lime splice with fresh white peach and coconut. The palate layered and textural, with fine acidity finishing with macadamia nuts and lingering stone fruit. Benefits from a little time to open.'


Leo Season - July 24 to August 23

Ruler | Sun - Element | Fire - Quality | Fixed


Leo, the endless Summer.

Encountering you is to be saturated in luminous warmth. Blindingly radiant, you possess a dazzling energy that must be experienced to be believed. Playful, resplendent, you are an endless Summer.

Ruled by the sun, you’ve inherited its glow. You’ve been gifted with a warmth and generosity the world can’t help but orbit. Light and salubrious. An infectious vitality emanates from your being. When people aren’t near you they crave you, like Winter yearns for heat.

Lively, sunny and social. Exuberance and ego. An attractive mix, and your unique blend of charisma. Vital and vivacious. Always the widest smile in the room, beckoning.

Taking lead from your ruler, you assume your position at the centre of the Universe. A birthright born confidence. A slight air of superiority, of royalty. You have a taste for luxury and indulgence.

You crave the attention of others. Deservedly, as you are accustomed to captivating an audience. Expression is paramount. Accolades are equally as important as expression itself. You need to be seen.

Innately affectionate. A heartfelt belief that a life without love is not worth living. You are the emotional idealist. Although, your strong, courageous tendencies have been known to falter under a romantic guise. Fierce loyalty fast becomes a powerful enemy. Big hearts break hard.

With the brightest of dispositions, you are a life force to those around you; as vibrant as the sun at its zenith.