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2018 Wallis Chardonnay

2018 Wallis Chardonnay

2018 Wallis Chardonnay

White nectarine, fig and green papaya jump from the glass inviting you to explore this elegant Chardonnay.

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$68.00
 
SKU: WALL0318

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
Wallis (Tree Block 100%) :: P58 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 24 March 2017 :: 6.75 tonnes/ha (0.8 t/acre, ~11.4hl/ha)
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
12° :: 3.1 :: 10.95 g/l
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• whole bunch pressed • unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 38% new 228 litre French oak barrels • 8 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage • 64% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
8 months :: 38% new 228 litre French oak barrels
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.92 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.15 :: 7.5 – 7.8 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 13 December 2018 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
White nectarine, fig and green papaya jump from the glass inviting you to explore this elegant Chardonnay. The natural acidity drives the palate, complimenting chestnut, soft citrus and spicy notes that sing together and complete this wine.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled prawns, green papaya, mango sauce vierge
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2030
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