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2020 10X Chardonnay

2020 10X Chardonnay

2020 10X Chardonnay

Notes of peach and honeydew form a freshness on the nose leading into a soft and luscious mid palate with mealy undertones yet a clean citrus zing on the finish.

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SKU: TXL0320

Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter and cooler temperatures over spring led to late budburst and flowering (our latest on record). A mild start to the summer delayed fruit set followed by mild conditions over autumn providing slower ripening and resulting in a later start to the vintage (2 weeks later than average). Yields were significantly reduced but those grapes that were picked were of good quality – great natural acidity and lovely flavours in our Chardonnay with the Pinot Noir benefitting from the long cool ripening.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Osborn, Kentucky, Wallis, McCutcheon :: I10V01, P58, 95 and 96
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 16 March - 3 April 2020 :: 1.5 tonnes/ha
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
21.8 – 22.5° :: 3.18 :: 9.3 – 11g/L
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
• whole bunched pressed to tank where the juice was cold settled for 48 hours • juice was then racked taking light fluffly lees and transferred to oak for wild ferment • after 11 months of oak maturation, bottled unfined and filtered • partial malolactic fermentation (60%)
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
8 months :: 8% new french barriques. Mixture of new and old French and Austrian puncheons and barriques
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.53g/L)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.32 :: 6.2g/L
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
13
Production
Production Notes
Bottled 15 February 2020 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
Notes of peach and honeydew form a freshness on the nose leading into a soft and luscious mid palate with mealy undertones yet a clean citrus zing on the finish.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Rockling paired with seasonal vegetables and topped with fresh aromatic herbs :: serve at 7–10°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2021-2030
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