2014 Chardonnay

 

2014 Chardonnay
$30.00

Vintage 2014 has produced rich lemon curd and citrus blossom Chardonnay fruit, which was handpicked from Avery and Old blocks on the 4th and 13th of March with baumes 12.1 – 12.3. Whole bunch pressed juice was barrel fermented on solids in new (31%) and seasoned Louis Latour, Mercurey and Sirugue barriques, with 40% of the ferments being wild and the balance AWRI 1375 yeast. Lees contact for eleven months preceded bottling in March 2015. 33 barriques were produced from the 2014 vintage. 

VINTAGE 2014
HARVESTED 4th & 13th March 2014
ALC/VOL 13.0 %
TOTAL ACID 6.11g/L
pH 3.26
CELLARING 2-4 years

Reviews:

2017 James Halliday Wine Companion: 95 points

“Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild and cultured yeast, fermented on solids in French barriques (31%), matured for 11 months. Everything has been done to make this standout chardonnay in Coonawarra, and indeed it’s a very smart wine by any standards. The balance of fruit flavours (stone fruit/citrus), and the integration of oak (the mouthfeel) are impeccable, but its X-factor comes with its length. To 2024”

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