McLaren Vale – Chardonnay 2018

Our beautifully elegant Chardonnay is made entirely from stunning McLaren Vale fruit. Not content with usual production techniques, Tony ferments and matures 60% of the wine in French oak, creating an incredible lingering finish that’s as perfect for hot evenings with just-cooked seafood as it is with an autumn cheese platter. James Halliday gave it 93 points, and called it ‘an altogether superior Chardonnay from McLaren Vale.’ We’re inclined to agree.

Colour
Very bright with lively green tints.

Nose
Beautiful rich notes of white peach and nectarine, together with light toasty French oak and a delicate almond creaminess.

Palate
A delightful rich entry of complex rich stone fruits, leading to a mid palate of great depth, minerality and persistence, finishing with fine supporting acidity.
Drinking very well on release, this wine with careful cellaring will reward with great complexity and be a drinking pleasure for at least 5 years.

Technical
Barrel fermented in New French oak (25%) and second use French Oak (75%).
Lees stirred for 6 months, then left undisturbed on lees for a further 5 months prior to bottling.
Alc 13%
pH 3.37
TA 6.4 g/l

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