McLaren Vale – Chardonnay 2018
New release! 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.
Try it with Blue Swimmer crab, grilled flathead, or a lemon zesty risotto.
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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