Chardonnay 2017

Southeastern Australia, rather than being classified as a wine region in the traditional sense, is officially classified as a ‘viticultural super zone.’ It measures some 1250 miles and reaches from the Pacific coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean. The sheer scale of this zone and the diversity of its climates, zones and latitudes, make it a virtual spice market for winemakers to choose from when selecting their vineyards and their grapes. 

About the Vineyard

Fruit classification was based on those vineyards showing flavor expression characteristic of St. Kilda quality. Favored grapes profiling melon and stone fruit were ideal for this modern wine style.

Wine Production

The wine was fermented cool over a two week period. Select parcels were fermented with the inclusion of American and French oak staves. Once fermentation was complete the wine was matured on fine yeast lees for over 2 months to buils palate weight. 

Tasting Notes

Tight, fresh pear and stone fruit flavours balanced with a subtle, hint of cashewy oak. 

Production Info
Soil composition
Clay-Loam
Training method
Single Wire
Elevation
0 - 500 feet
Yield/acre
4 - 7 tons
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
February
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5 - 14 days
Fermentation temperature
57 - 60 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.4 %
pH level
3
Acidity
5.9 g/L

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