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2017 Chardonnay

$22.90

WINE MAKING NOTES

The fruit for this wine is a blend of Mendoza, Clone 15, Clone 95 and Clone 6 Chardonnay, which was grown in the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace at Askerne Vineyard.

The wine was fermented and aged for 9 months in predominantly French oak barrels. (25 % new). There was a mixture of inoculated and wild yeast.

Lees stirring was undertaken to naturally preserve and add structure to this wine. 50% of the wine underwent malolactic conversion.

ANALAYSIS

pH 3.4

TA 5.2 g/l

Residual Sugar 0 g/l

Alcohol 13.5 %

TASTING NOTES

Fruit characters are in the grapefruit and nectarine spectrum with additional flinty complexity from wild yeast and barrel fermentation. On the palate lovely citrus notes combine with a medium fruit weight to produce a refreshing and delicious wine with great line and length. Enjoy with chicken or seafood dishes.

AWARDS

5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin

4 ┬ŻStars Wine Orbit

89 points Cameron Douglas

4 stars Raymond Chan

4 Stars Michael Cooper

Bronze Medal NZIWS

Bronze Medal Bragato Wine Awards

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