2017 Chardonnay

$65.00

“A wine of richness and length…a fresh take on an old-school style. It’s quite georgeous”.
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion, 96 points

“A thorough-bred. Generosity that keeps on giving”
Ned Goodwin MW, 94 points.

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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.13.3%, ph 3.47, T.A 5.90 g/l, Picked 11th, 12th & 19th April.

  • Crushed & destemmed, followed by 6 hours of skin contact.
  • Basket-pressed and ambient settled for 24 hours.
  • 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

White peach, maraschino cream, lifted by pink grapefruit and (beside bottle image) musk through the finish. A fine line of acidity drives through a firm phenolic grip. A relatively restrained style of Chardonnay that reflects the cool conditions seen in 2017.