2016 Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose evokes scents of lime, pear, pineapple and pastry.

A taste finds the wine fresh and lively with vibrant acidity, and flavours of peaches and cream, green apple and lemon. Traces of oak and citrus linger.

Grapes were hand-picked from our Moira and winery Estate sites at average 22° brix.

After primary and partial malo-lactic fermentation, 50% of the wine remained in stainless steel while the other half transferred to French oak.

Aging: 50% to stainless steel, 50% to French oak puncheons (7% new) for nine months before bottling in August 2017.

When bottled, alcohol measured 13%, residual sugar 2 grams per litre, titratable acidity 5.8 grams per litre and pH 3.42.

Companion Foods:

An excellent companion for a wide variety of food including roast pork tenderloin, pan seared salmon and poultry.