2015 Chardonnay

  • Weight kg
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  • VarietyChardonnay
  • Vintage2015

Our Chardonnay block was established in 2007 by grafting two acres of the gentle North facing Shiraz block (planted 1998) with the Chardonnay clone I10V1. Half is cane pruned, whilst the other is spur pruned.

Fruit was hand picked on 17 February and whole bunches were crushed and pressed with a portion of the juice going straight to barrel and the remainder going to tank for settling overnight. The juice was then transferred to French oak barrels (mostly second use 500L puncheons) to ferment with wild yeasts. Each barrel went through at least partial malolactic fermentation. The wine remained in barrel for 6 months before being blended in tank for a further 3 months on lees before being prepared for bottling.

Sensory Analysis
Pale gold in colour with a tinge of green. The dense cloud of aroma wafts from the glass; preserved lemon, roasted hazel nuts, apple skin and gun flint. The complexity continues on the palate with the oak playing a supporting role to the rich stonefruit core and long citrus finish. Classic Yarra Valley Chardonnay drive but filled out by some subtle malolactic notes. Will get even better with age.

273 cases

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