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Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay 2009

An excellent harvest with cool conditions preceding vintage, and a warm dry ripening period.

The 2009 vintage, whilst excellent, was also a bumper crop for Chardonnay. Partial malolactic fermentation ensued and both components remained on their lees until bottling preparations began in December 2009. The wine was bottled in February 2010.

Tasting Notes

Very much mineral in style, with delicate stone fruit aromas and the contribution of subtle oak. The palate, although rich and weighty is lifted by mineral freshness and clean melon and peach flavours.

Maturation

Will reward maturation in bottle until 2018.

Barrel Aging

50% fermented in tank, the remainder in 500L French oak barrels

 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2009

Alcohol: 14.02% vol

Residual Sugar: 2.4g/l

pH: 3.34

Total Acid: 5.6g/l

Composition: 100% Chardonnay