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Premium Chardonnay 2018

Finesse and elegance are our main focus when crafting our old block, ultra-low cropping Premium Chardonnay. 2018 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 showing citrus and grapefruits are showing on the palate, balanced by the refreshing natural acid on the finish. Malolactic fermentation was minimal.

Bronze – Australian national Single Vineyard Wine Show 2018


Fruit Varieties:
100% 34 Year Old Vine Chardonnay.

Fruit Source:
100% Wignalls Albany Vineyard - Western Australia

Alcohol:
14.2%.

Baume:
12.9

pH:
3.38

TA:
5.6

Picking Dates:
From 02/03/18.
Finesse and elegance are our main focus when crafting our old block, ultra-low cropping Premium Chardonnay. 2018 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 showing citrus and grapefruits are showing on the palate, balanced by the refreshing natural acid on the finish. Malolactic fermentation was minimal.

Bronze – Australian national Single Vineyard Wine Show 2018

Fruit Varieties:
100% 34 Year Old Vine Chardonnay

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

Alcohol:
14.2%.

Baume:
12.9

pH:
3.38

TA:
5.6

Picking Dates:
2/03/2018
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