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2018 McCutcheon Chardonnay

2018 McCutcheon Chardonnay

2018 McCutcheon Chardonnay

Peach, lemon curd and quince are the dominant characters on the nose and palate of this enticing and layered Chardonnay.

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$68.00
 
SKU: MCC0318

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
Hand picked 15 March 2018 :: 5.3 tonnes/ha
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 15 March 2018 :: 5.3 tonnes/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
3.18 :: 6.8-7.1 g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• whole bunch pressed • unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 40% new 228 litre French oak barrels • 8 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage • 90% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
8 months :: 40% new 228 litre French oak barrels
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (1.8 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.1 :: 10.87 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 13 December 2018 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Peach, lemon curd and quince are the dominant characters on the nose and palate of this enticing and layered Chardonnay. This McCutcheon comes from the Ridge block of the vineyard sitting at nearly 200m elevation. The cool breeze coming over the ridge keeps the micro-climate within the vines cool and helps maintain the beautiful crisp and natural acidity complementing the evocative flavours of this wine.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Panfried barramundi, sauteed greens, herbs, vegetable jus
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2030
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