2018 Chardonnay Magnum

$145.00

Limit of two bottles per customer

White peach, blood orange rind, green almond and fennel. A rounded palate of green melon and cashew, is delicately held by gentle acidity.

SKU: 2018CHM – Magnum Category:

Viticulture

Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 1.5 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: MV6, 114, 115, G5V12, 777
  • Soil: Heavy dark brown clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 240m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional

Winemaking

Alc.13.8%, ph 3.41, T.A 6.0 g/l, Picked Picked 19th to 21st of March.

  • 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

Alc. 14.0%, pH 3.53, T.A. 5.8g/l, Picked 19th March 2018

Poached cherries and plums, tempered with violet, mocha and vanilla. Silky tannins bring into frame clove and fennel seed spice. Forest floor undertones add another layer to a fine boned, but complex wine.