2016 Chardonnay

$100.00

Generosity of stonefruits flavours give fruit volume and weight to the palate. A ginger cream spice and texture lending weight with gentle vanillin oak and a fine tannin framework.

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Aroma: Bright & complex nose of blossom, stonefruit, candied figs & lemongrass with subtle background oak.

Palate: Generosity of stonefruits flavours give fruit volume and weight to the palate. A ginger cream spice and texture lending weight with gentle vanillin oak and a fine tannin framework.

Hand harvested grapes placed in a cool room overnight to chill them before whole bunch pressing. This gives us very high quality juice transferred directly to oak barrels for fermentation. Wild yeasts were allowed to carry out the fermentation gaining some complexity. No malolactic fermentation was used as there was ample flavour in the fruit this year. All French and fine grain oak barrels with 30% new oak, the balance one, two, three and four years old. Maturation for 10 months in our cool underground cellar before blending and bottling.

Varietals: Chardonnay

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vines: Fruit for this wine was sourced exclusively from two individual blocks on our estate. These unirrigated vines, planted in 1969, are amongst the oldest Chardonnay in the Yarra Valley.

Cellaring: Has sufficient generosity & texture to be enjoyed young wine but will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years.

Vintage 2016: 2016 began with a dry winter and spring with an unusually warm October prompting the vines into growth. An early harvest followed with Chardonnay first into the winery.

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