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2013 Estate Chardonnay

2013 Estate Chardonnay

2013 Estate Chardonnay

Peach flesh with overtones of tomato leaf provide an aromatic introduction while softer stone fruit dances on the palate with a lovely soft finish.

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SKU: EST0313

Wine Profile

Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter and cooler temperatures over spring led to late budburst and flowering (our latest on record). A mild start to the summer delayed fruit set followed by mild conditions over autumn providing slower ripening and resulting in a later start to the vintage (2 weeks later than average). Yields were significantly reduced but those grapes that were picked were of good quality – great natural acidity and lovely flavours in our Chardonnay with the Pinot Noir benefitting from the long cool ripening.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Osborn (60%), Judd (22%), McCutcheon (18%) :: P58
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 11 - 26 March 2013
Brix :: pH :: TA
22.7-23.3° (12.6-12.9° Baumé) :: 3.3-3.46 :: 5.85-7.9 g/l
Winemaker Notes
Grapes hand-harvested from mid to late March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice was transferred to 15% new French oak barriques. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts preceded a partial malolactic fermentation in spring and regular stirring of lees was carried out over an 8 month barrel maturation. Bottled after light fining and filtration.
Jeremy Magyar, Richard McIntyre, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
8 months :: 15% new french barriques
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.99g/L)
Finished pH :: TA
3.24 :: 5.8 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
Production Notes
Bottled 6 February 2014 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Immediate complexity on the nose, with a mix of cashews, white peach, honeydew melon and gentle spice. Edges of caramel and herb round out a complete aroma profile. Vintage conditions shine through in the generosity and forwardness of the aroma, yet the wine remains very much a cool climate, Ten Minutes by Tractor style.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Drink with your richest, most voluptuous rendition of risotto. Serve at 7–10°C.
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