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2019 Estate Chardonnay

2019 Estate Chardonnay

2019 Estate Chardonnay

An exotic nose of curry leaf and spice with hints of honeydew and flint form the backbone of this multiple site Chardonnay.  While the acid is tight, it creates a strong drive through the palate that is met by bursts of citrus peel with a fine finish.

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SKU: EST0319

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter, and cooler temperatures in August and September, led to late budburst (our second latest) and flowering. However, above average temperatures and low rainfall during summer meant an early veraison and harvest. The period between flowering and veraison saw our warmest ever average minimum and second warmest maximums. Veraison to harvest was our fourth warmest maximums and our driest (47mm v 136mm average). Five days of above average temperatures at the beginning of harvest compressed the vintage further. Yields are normal and fruit quality is outstanding.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Kentucky (30%), Wallis (36%), McCutcheon (18%), Judd (16%) :: I10 (30%), P58 (57%), 95 (8%), 96 (5%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 5 – 20 March 2019 :: 5-8t/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
21.6 - 22.68 :: 3.05 - 3.30 :: 8-11g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• Fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to oak and wild yeast fermented • 9 months in barrel (15% new) • Natural partial (24%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
9 months :: 15% new oak (90% French, 10% Austrian), 28% in puncheon, remainder barrique
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (1.1g/L)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.09 :: 7.6g/L
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13.5
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 13 February 2020 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
An exotic nose of curry leaf and spice with hints of honeydew and flint form the backbone of this multiple site Chardonnay. While the acid is tight, it creates a strong drive through the palate that is met by bursts of citrus peel with a fine finish.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Pumpkin ravioli with burnt sage butter:: serve at 10-13°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2021-2029
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