2017 Alluvial Chardonnay

2017 Alluvial Chardonnay

$25.00$280.00

Our white wine is all grown at the top of the south paddock. It has lovely delicate flavours of peach and apricot with an overtone of tropical fruit. It is a subtle, refined wine with a crisp finish, and it will go very well with all seafood, poultry and especially with soft cheese such as brie.

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Description

Varieties: 100% chardonnay
Colour: Brilliant mid straw
Nose: Nectarine and white peach
Palate: Delicate peach and spices with a touch of
matchstick

CELLARING

To 2022

FOOD MATCH

Seafood, poultry, soft cheeses

VINEYARD NOTES

Vineyard: 1.2 hectares all at the top of the south paddock. 50% cane pruned, 50% spur pruned
Trellising: All vertical shoot positioned (VSP)
Yield: 6 tonnes/hectare
Picked: 24 March
Beaumé: 12.7

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fermented: 15% wild yeast ferment, 35% barrel ferment, 50% stainless steel ferment with extended lees contact in 50%
Pressing: Whole bunch pressed
Oak: 70% French oak barrel (50% new, 30 % 1 & 2 yr old, 20% over 2 yrs old) & 30% unoaked
Fining: Fining with Bentonite
Bottling: December 2017

TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH: 3.12
Acidity: 7g/l
Alcohol: 13.0%

VINTAGE REPORT

2017 was an excellent growing year with plenty of sunshine and good summer rains.
Sulphur and copper sprays were used to prevent the onset of mildew. Growth in the vineyard was even and allowed a long ripening period. Yields were similar to  2016, and quality was good across all three vineyards