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2018 Judd Chardonnay

2018 Judd Chardonnay

2018 Judd Chardonnay

Enticing notes of grapefruit and white flower build this fine structured wine filled with poise and precision.

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SKU: JUDD0318

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
The 2018 vintage was a big contrast to the 2017 vintage; in fact, it was very similar to 2016.  The 2018 vintage began with heavier than normal winter rains and cooler temperatures which delayed budburst but warmer spring weather resulted in perfect conditions for flowering leading to very good fruit set and promising high yields. 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.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Judd (Poplar Block 100%) :: P58 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 20 March 2018 :: 6.46 tonnes/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
13° :: 3.2 :: 9.50 g/l
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• whole bunch pressed • unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 25% new 228 litre French oak barrels • 8 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage • 37% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Residual sugar
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.16 :: 7.4 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
14
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 13 December 2018 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Enticing notes of grapefruit and white flower build this fine structured wine filled with poise and precision. Green apple crunch leads into the crisp and clean finish that lingers with persistence displaying incredible length and purity.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Cured kingfish, green apple and almond emulsion.
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2030
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