2016 Chardonnay Single Vineyard

It’s been well made, from the harvest date choice through to the wine in the bottle, with fresh stone fruit flavours to the fore, and just sufficient acidity. Very good value. – James Halliday

Bright golden in colour with a straw tinge. Ripe stone fruit on the nose. Rich flavour of nectarine, are complexed with fine structure and firm acidity

$20.00

Details

Details

Colour: Light golden in colour with a straw tinge

Aroma: Ripe stone fruit on the nose

Palate: Rich flavour of nectarine, are complexed with fine structure and firm acidity

Vintage: 2016

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 12.7%, Acidity 5.1 g/L, pH 3.47, RS <0.5g/150ml glass

Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C

Wine Making

Wine Making

Vinification: A third of the blend was pressed directly into new tight-grained French oak for a ferment with wild yeast and a malolactic fermentation. The other two thirds were given a cool slow ferment and no malolactic in tank.

Vintage Conditions: Autumn and winter were dry and cool with low rainfall. The climactic conditions meant the start of the growing season was slightly delayed with a relatively mild summer, the warm days and cool nights with an absence of extreme heat, ensured the fruit was able to ripen evenly and the flavours intensify. White wines are looking solid this season showing lovely varietal flavours, backed by crisp natural acidity.

Vine Clone: Bernard 76

Harvest Date: 27 February 2016

Wine Reviewer Comments

Wine Reviewer Comments

Nicely maturing and elegantly lifted, showing lime peel, crunchy apple, subtle beeswax and dried herb notes on the nose. It’s juicy and flowing on the palate with fine texture and refreshing acidity, offering lovely drinking – Wine Orbit

Aromas of burnt orange peel and candle wax take hold on the nose. The palate is vibrantly fresh in rambunctious acidity while also feeling rounded and generous. Short and straightforward on the finish, this is an elegant, easy-to-like offering – Wine Enthusiast

It seems little or no oak was involved, but the wine did win a gold medal at the Australian Small Winemakers Show ’16. It’s been well made, from the harvest date choice through to the wine in the bottle, with fresh stone fruit flavours to the fore, and just sufficient acidity. Very good value – James Halliday

Awards

Awards

Gold Australian Small Winemakers Show

90 James Halliday

90 Wine Orbit

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