- Vineyard Region Coonawarra, SA
- Vintage Conditions Winter 2008 provided average rainfall levels which resulted in good soil moisture for vine budburst in early spring. The balance of the growing season provided a slightly below average temperature leading to a desirable long, slow ripening period. Harvest commenced in early March for Chardonnay with the resultant wine showing classic varietal flavours.
- Grape Varietal Chardonnay
- Vinification and Maturation Fruit was harvested in the cool of the early morning and immediately pressed with only the free run portion of the juice utilised. After cold settling and racking to clarify the juice, fermentation was initiated. The fermenting juice was then transferred to fine grained French oak barrels (32 per cent new) to complete fermentation. One component was selected to undergo natural (wild) fermentation while another component of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to give the wine further complexity and flavour. The wine was kept on lees and matured in barrel with weekly stirring of the lees conducted to give the wine a creamy texture and flavour. The individual parcels were assessed and blended, then filtered to produce the final wine.
- Winemaker Peter Weinberg's Notes
- Colour Pale straw gold with green hues.
- Aroma The perfumed nose displays creamy peach and stone fruit aromas backed by rich cashew nut oak characters.
- Palate The fruit driven palate is complex, smooth and rounded with a balanced acid structure. It displays peach and nectarine primary fruit accompanied by creamy cashew nut characters from barrel fermentation and maturation. The finish is long with fine, lingering fruit flavours.
- Last Tasted 01 MAY 2010
- Peak Drinking Best appreciated while the vibrant fruit flavours are fresh from 2010 to 2013.
- Chicken, semi roasted tomatoes and bocconcini tart;
- Asparagus and parmesan fettuccine
|Year||Show name||Award name||Entry class|
|2010||Bathurst National Cool Climate Show||Gold||310|
|2010||Rutherglen Wine Show||Gold||113|