2016 Chardonnay

$70.00

“Long and lustrous…with nutty complexity towards a finish of tightly knit acids and savoury notes”
Jeremy Oliver 96 points

“It’s the Chairman’s Lounge of winemaking”.
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front 94 points

Name Range Discount
5 dollar discount after 12 bottles 12 - 99 $4.55
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Viticulture

Sub-region: Red Hill

  • Site: 3 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: I10V5 (70%), ‘Mudgee Mix’ Clonale (30%)
  • Soil: Heavy yellow/grey clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 230m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Cane
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional

Winemaking

Alc. 13%, pH3.34, T.A> 6.7 g /L, Picked 19th to 2rd March.

  • Crushed & destemmed, followed by 6 hours of skin contact.
  • Basket-pressed and ambient settled for 24hours.
  • Barrel fermented using native yeast for primary and malolactic
  • Lees stirred 4-6 times.
  • 12 months elevage in 25% new oak. Cooper Sirugue.
  • Sulfured post MLF. Finings used.

Tasting Notes

The warmer conditions of 2016 allowed for ideal ripeness to be easily achieved in the Chardonnay. Honeydew melon, peach, grapefruit and jasmine are brought into balance with gentle but mouth-filling acidity.