2013 Chardonnay


2013 Chardonnay

Vintage 2013 has produced rich lemon curd and citrus blossom Chardonnay fruit, which was handpicked early on February 20 and 21 with baumes of 12.2-12.3. Whole bunch pressed juice was barrel fermented on solids in new (24%) and seasoned Lois Latour and Seguin Moreau Chagny barriques, with 40% of the ferments being wild and the balance AWRI 1375 yeast. Lees contact for eleven months preceded bottling in March 2014. 42 barriques of Chardonnay were produced from the 2013 vintage. 

HARVESTED 20-21 February 2013
ALC/VOL 13.0 %
pH 3.16
CELLARING 2-4 years


The Advertiser - Taste. Tony Love, July 8th 2015: 5 Stars 

“This does the whole job, the ultimate proof of Coonawarra’s chardonnay provenance. It is delightful, sophisticated wine with attractive white florals to start and lemon pie flavours to follow, great citrus zing and just a sneak of the oak behind it all. There’s so much depth here, all aimed at raising the fruit to the top. A truly delicious wine at the top of the tree of modern Australian chardonnay.”

2017 James Halliday Wine Companion: 95 points

“Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, direct to Louis Latour barriques (30% new) part wild, part bayanus, cultured yeast. White peach and fruit grapefruit flavours glide across the tongue, the finish fresh, the oak controlled has flourished over the past year, elegance is the key word.” Drink to 2020

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