Redland Valley Chardonnay 2016

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Description

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2016
Grape variety 100% Chardonnay (Mendoza clone, commonly referred to as Gin Gin in W.A)
Oak maturation 9 months in 30% new, 70% 1-3 year old French oak barriques.
Alcohol 13.0% Alc/Vol
Release date  June 2017
Colour
 Pale straw with hints of green.
Aroma
 Rich and clean showing lime, peach and fennel. There is nutty-biscuit like oak with creamy lees and subtle complex characters of wet wool and wood smoke.
Palate  Rich, soft and creamy texture with peach, fennel, nutty oak and a touch of honey. A rich ripe and fruit driven style that can be enjoyed now or cellared over the medium term.
Food matches  Pumpkin ravioli, grilled veal chops
Peak drinking
Drink upon release or over the following 3 – 4 years.

Winemaker Comments

Viticulture

The fruit was sourced from the Redland Valley which is situated in the Yallingup sub region of northern Margaret River.These vines were meticulously managed to ensure a balanced crop was ripened during the warm and consistent vintage of 2016. Picking of our Redland Valley chardonnay commenced on the 15th of February and was completed on the 24th of February.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked and processed in a very short amount of time. After pressing off skins and separating press fractions, the juice was allowed to settle naturally before racking to achieve a desired level of solids. The juice was then transferred to French oak barriques and puncheons to commence fermentation with a mix of inoculated and wild fermentation. Stirring of the yeast lees continued for eight months before the wine was allowed to clarify and rest on lees.

Storage / Bottling

Bottled under screwcap into a premium burgundy bottle. This closure should extend the cellaring life of the wine.

 

Additional information

Weight 3.97 kg