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2015 Carafe & Tumbler Chardonnay

  • Weight16 kg
  • DimensionsN/A
  • VarietyChardonnay
  • Vintage2015

Vineyard
Our Chardonnay block was established in 2007 by grafting 2 acres of the gentle North facing Shiraz block (planted 1997) with the Chardonnay clone I10V1. Half is cane pruned, whilst the other is spur pruned.

Winemaking
Our Chardonnay was hand picked on 17 and 20 February and pressed before settling overnight. The juice was then transferred to French oak barrels (mostly second use 500L puncheons) and a stainless steel tank to ferment with wild yeasts. Each barrel went through partial malolactic fermentation whilst the tank portion was kept fresh and fruit driven with minimal malolactic fermentation. The barrel portion remained in barrel for 6 months before being blended in tank with the unwooded portion for a further 3 months on lees before being prepared for bottling.

The final makeup of the wine is 55% oak fermented Chardonnay with 45% stainless steel fermented.

Sensory Analysis
Pale straw in colour with a green tinge. Lifted nose of white nectarine, cashew nut and lime; fresh but with significant complexity. The palate is well weighted with signature Yarra Valley drive. Zesty, and lively with lip smacking acidity. Some white florals, citrus and peach kernel before a long and mineral finish. Delicious now but no rush.

Volume
466 cases

10% Discount off any Dozen Bottle Purchase or Mixed Dozen
NB: To receive the 10% discount – Either by choosing ‘A case of 12’ Tab or by choosing the ‘Single’ Tab of the same or different varietals to the total of 12 bottles

$25.00

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