Chardonnay

Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay
Derwent Valley, TAS

Pure delicate fruits supported by subtle oak. Fine acid line, leaving a creamy mouthfeel. Trophy winner at Tas Wine Show

$50 each

Wine Details

Region

Derwent Valley

Vintage

2017

Type

White Wine

Variety

Chardonnay

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13.5%

PH

3.16

Standard Drinks

8

Acidity

6.75

Sugar

0

Closure

Screw Cap

Bottling Date

February 18

Harvest Date

March 2017

Background

Pure delicate fruits are supported by subtle oak use and chalky phenolics which are carried by a fine acid line. The use of malolactic fermentation allows the round fullness of lactic acid to fill out the back palate leaving a creamy mouthfeel.

Vineyard Notes

Grown on a north -facing bank of the Derwent River this 28-year-old cool-climate vineyard is widely recognised for producing some of the best chardonnay fruit in Australia including supplying the famous Penfolds Yattarna 13 years in a row. The soils are permeable loams over limestone imparting intensity and aromatic delicacy to the fruit.
Clones: I10V1, I10V5 and Penfolds.

Winemaking

Picked early in the flavour spectrum to maintain finesse, the whole bunches go direct to the inert gas press. The juice flow from the press is closely monitored with the first and last cuts going to other products. The pristine juice from the middle of the press cycle goes straight to French oak, 25% new stored in our straw bale barrel room. We use a mix of cultured and natural yeast for primary fermentation. During its time in oak no Sulphur is added. Lees stirred fortnightly for the time in oak. Malolactic fermentation happens in the spring on 100% of this wine. Filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes

Pure delicate fruits supported by subtle oak. Fine acid line, leaving a creamy mouthfeel. This classic Chardonnay won the Trophy for best Chardonnay at the 2020 Tasmanian Wine Show

Style

Pure delicate fruits are supported by subtle oak use and chalky phenolics which are carried by a fine acid line. The use of malolactic fermentation allows the round fullness of lactic acid to fill out the back palate leaving a creamy mouthfeel

Colour

Straw

Bouquet

White peach, nutmeg/spice, butterscotch

Palate

White peach, citrus fruits, oatmeal

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

15 Years

Food Matches

Raw fish, Lightly cooked shellfish - crab, prawns. Fish, Chicken, Pasta, Risotto.

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