Chardonnay

Chardonnay

2022 Chardonnay

Derwent Valley, Tasmania

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

From $55.00 per 750ml

    Wine Details

    • Region Derwent Valley, Tasmania
    • Vintage 2022
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Chardonnay
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.16

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.75

    • Sugar

      0

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      February 2020

    • Harvest Date

      March 2019

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Wine Details

    • Region Derwent Valley, Tasmania
    • Vintage 2022
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Chardonnay
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.16

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.75

    • Sugar

      0

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      February 2020

    • Harvest Date

      March 2019

    • 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.

    • 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.