Oaked Chardonnay 2012
|A French oaked Chardonnay with stone fruit flavours and creamy mouth-feel.|
|Regional Appellation||Great Southern, Denmark, Western Australia|
|Grape Varieties||Chardonnay 100% (clone Gin Gin) Estate Grown|
|Oak Maturation||12 months on new French oak|
|Additives||Contains sulphites. Produced with fish products. Traces may remain.|
|Release Date||August 2016|
|Cellaring Potential||Drink now, or allow to develop over a few years|
|The 2012 vintage was in early March, which is about our average time for harvesting Chardonnay. The winter was mild, with the latter part of spring being dry. The summer was typically dry with average temperatures. With these climatic conditions there was no disease resulting in magnificent clean and ripe fruit. The fruit cropped at 1.5 tonne per acre was sound with great colour and flavours.|
Wine maker: Michael StanifordThe Chardonnay was harvested to achieve maximum fruit complexity and flavour. Wanting to produce a super premium wine that has an elegant and fresh style, only the pristine free-run juice was used. The fruit was cool fermented at 15 ºC in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks. The wine was on new French oak for 12 months and bottled early with stelvin closures to preserve the vibrant fruit flavours.
|Colour||Brilliant pale straw with steely green tinges.|
Vibrant primary aromas of nectarine and melon are complemented by toasty vanillin French oak.
|Palate||Cool climate stone fruits and melon flavours are enhanced by a creamier savoury mid palate leading to a fine spicy French oak finish balanced by citrus acidity.|
|Cuisine||Grilled chicken; pasta; casseroles; Chinese|
|Serving Temperature||14-16 ºC|
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