2007 Wallis Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
22 March 2007
Sugar At Harvest
22.6° Brix (12.6° Baumé)
TA (finished)
5.1 g/l
pH (finished)
3.39
Aging
11 months in 33% new French oak barriques
Fermentation
100% wild yeast
Bottling Date
22 February 2008
Residual Sugar
Dry (1.1 g/l)
Alcohol %
12.8

2007 Wallis Chardonnay

Lithe and slender; minerally, precise, linear, detailed and lean. A characteristic spicy savouriness superimposed with peach and pineapple.

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"Finer and purer than McCutcheon Vineyard, the delicate stone fruit and apple aromas and flavours set against gentle barrel ferment inputs; has immaculate balance and length. 94 points."  James Halliday

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Wallis Vineyard is on the southern slopes of Main Ridge with a north north-easterly aspect. Chardonnay was planted here in 1992 and consistently produces wines with great restraint, elegance and alluring mineral characters and vibrant acidity on the finish. The colour is a shade paler than the McCutcheon, with a leaner aromatic structure and racy palate structure. The nose shows some minerality and spice notes; lemon and lime, with sunripened cantaloupe fruit. Weighty yet long and crisp on the palate, with intense citrus fruit, spice and flavour that keeps building into the back palate: a delightfully complex wine of finesse and poise.
Production Notes
Hand picked 22 March 2007. Clone P58 from the Tree Block on the Wallis Vineyard. Yield 9.6 tonnes/ha (3.9 t/acre, ~57.6hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Wild yeast fermented in 33% new oak. Partial MLF. Lees aged and stirred for 11 months. Bottled after fining and sterile filtration.
Food Pairing Notes
Drink with freshly shucked oysters, a crab salad or a very well constructed prawn cocktail! Serve at 10–13°C.
Production
474 dozen
Vintage Notes
2007

A dry winter was followed by a cool spring and early budburst. Some vineyards were hit by frost and hail reducing potential crop load. Poor fruit set was reported throughout the region. Summer was warm with intermittent rainfall in December and January. A low yield with small concentrated berries.

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