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2018 Chardonnay 375ml

$55.00

Finesse combine with pillowy fruit weight, this is a wine that is fine boned with citrus flavours dominating in its youth. A citrus energy drives the palate with a pithy interest and texture on the back palate. An extremely fine grained oak tannin framework lingers on the finish.

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Aroma & Bouquet: Bright & flinty oyster shell nose with grapefruits, pears & lemongrass. A hint of vanillan oak bringing a sweet perfume.

Palate: Finesse combine with pillowy fruit weight, this is a wine that is fine boned with citrus flavours dominating in its youth. A citrus energy drives the palate with a pithy interest and texture on the back palate. An extremely fine grained oak tannin framework lingers on the finish.

Hand harvested grapes placed in a blast chiller overnight before whole bunch pressing. This gives us very high quality juice, 24 hours settling before transferred to French oak barrels; some 228 L barriques and some 500L puncheons, 30% new oak. Both wild yeasts and cultured yeast were allowed to carry out the fermentation offering complexity and a hint of struck match. Natural acidity was retained by inhibiting malolactic fermentation. Maturation for 10 months in our cool underground cellar before blending and bottling.

Varietals: Chardonnay

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Vines: The two original Chardonnay blocks, planted in 1969 dominate the blend. Relatively new Chardonnay clones 95 and 548 are impressive enough to add to the blend.

Cellaring: Will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years.

Vintage 2018: A cool and wet spring and summer delayed budburst and encouraged good canopy growth and good fruit set before summer arrived and thereafter the season turned dry.  Picking over a busy 6 weeks delivering grapes with generous flavour development.

Analysis: ALC: 13%

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