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Premium Chardonnay 2015

Finesse and elegance are our main focus when crafting our old block, ultra low cropping Premium Chardonnay. 2015 was a classic mild and dry year for Chardonnay in Albany

Fermented cool in new barrels (50%)  and aged barrels for ten months, with cultured yeast and some wild yeast ferments’ to be finally blended together at bottling, has eventuated in a unique style to complement lighter food styles.

The complex ‘bouquet’ of this wine reveals a subtle minerality, blending in with fresh Lemon and Citrus aromatics, followed by discreet chariness and vanilla from the best French oak.

Through weekly traditional ‘batonnage’- lees stirring - a creamy and multi layered texture has been achieved on the palate, balanced by the refreshing natural acid on the finish. Malolactic fermentation was minimal.
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Fruit Varieties:
100% 34 Year Old Vine Chardonnay.

Fruit Source:
100% Wignalls Albany Vineyards - Western Australia.

Alcohol:
14.0%.

Baume:
12.9

pH:
3.38

TA:
5.6

Picking Dates:
From 21/02/15.
Finesse and elegance are our main focus when crafting our old block, ultra low cropping Premium Chardonnay. 2015 was a classic mild and dry year for Chardonnay in Albany.  Fermented cool in new barrels (50%)  and aged barrels for ten months, with cultured yeast and some wild yeast ferments’ to be finally blended together at bottling, has eventuated in a unique style to complement lighter food styles.
The complex ‘bouquet’ of this wine reveals a subtle minerality, blending in with fresh Lemon and Citrus aromatics, followed by discreet chariness and vanilla from the best French oak. 

Through weekly traditional ‘batonnage’- lees stirring - a creamy and multi layered texture has been achieved on the palate, balanced by the refreshing natural acid on the finish. Malolactic fermentation was minimal.
Download PDF.

Fruit Varieties:
100% 34 Year Old Vine Chardonnay.

Fruit Source:
100% Wignalls Albany Vineyards - Western Australia.

Alcohol:
14.0%.

Baume:
12.9

pH:
3.38

TA:
5.6

Picking Dates:
From 21/02/15.
WIGNALLS
WESTERN AUSTRALIA