2016 Forgotten Row Chardonnay

2016 Forgotten Row Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes:

This strapping chardonnay is everything you’d expect from the vintage.  Aromas are insistently vanilla, coconut, mandarin orange and pineapple.  A taste is mouth-filling, generous and firm, and flavoured of coconut, creme caramel, lemon and lime. 

Harvested by hand from our Estate Vineyard on October 15th as grape sugars averaged 23° Brix.

The wine fermented in American oak barrels, almost a third of which were in first use.  A further eight months in barrel followed, after which the wine was racked to a new French oak tun.  Bottling followed in August 2017, after another two months of aging.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 13.5 %; residual sugar, 1.7 grams per Litre, titratable acidity, 4.2 grams per Litre and pH:3.86.

Only 130 cases were produced.

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions:
Serve near 10° C with poached or grilled fish, roast turkey or fettuccine with cream sauce.