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2018 Estate Chardonnay

2018 Estate Chardonnay

2018 Estate Chardonnay

An expressive Chardonnay leading to notes of white flower, chamomile and nectarine on the nose.

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SKU: EST0318

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Heavier than normal winter rains and cooler temperatures delayed budburst (our second latest) but warmer spring weather resulted in perfect conditions for flowering leading to very good fruit set and promising high yields. In fact, particularly down the hill, crop adjustment was required to ensure even maturity and high quality outcomes. Grapes matured with optimum sugar, flavour and tannin development resulting in high quality parcels from all sites. It was our third earliest harvest, leading to our shortest ever hang time (budburst-harvest 179 days against an average of 203 days).
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Wallis (52%), Kentucky (29%), Judd (11%), McCutcheon (8%) :: P58 (71%), I10V1 (29%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 5-20 March 2018 :: 5.4 tonnes/ha (2.2 t/acre, ~38hl/ha)
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
11.9-12.7° :: 2.90-3.11 :: 8.7-11.3 g/l
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
100% whole bunch pressed 100% wild yeast fermentation in 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels natural partial (62%) MLF no bâtonnage bottled unfined after light filtration following 9 months of oak maturation
Winemakers
Production
Sandro Mosele, Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
9 months :: 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels (Stockinger 85%, Sirugue 15%)
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (1.5 g/l) :: 3.19 :: 7.1 g/l
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.19 :: 7.1 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13.5
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 7 December 2018 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
An expressive Chardonnay leading to notes of white flower, chamomile and nectarine on the nose. As the fruit shines through and opens up, drops of citrus fruit line the palate and are equally complimented by the fine grip and texture on the finish for what is a thoroughly enjoyable Chardonnay.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Oysters with shallot vinaigrette :: serve at 10–13°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2028
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