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Chardonnay 2021

Chardonnay 2021

Chardonnay 2021

RRP (750 mL)
$25.00
750 mL
$25.00
6 x 750 mL
$150.00

Overview

Overview

Each parcel of the Chardonnay was crushed direct to press. The juice was cold settled before being racked, warmed, yeasted then sent to barrel forfermentation or left to ferment in tank.The parcels of wine in the barrels were stirred and topped monthly while the wine parcel in tank was left on lees until blending.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
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Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of white stone fruits, grapefruit, hints of spice, nutmeg and some nutty cashew oak.

Flavours and Palate

The palate shows sweet crème brûlée, yellow stone fruit, tropical notes, papaya mangosteen with subtle integrated oak and mouth-watering slatey acidity, but with a nice phenolic presence. Adelaide Hills dry crispness with Padthaway roundness and full flavour.

Viticulture

Viticulture

Vintage 2021 saw both a long cool ripening and a return to respectable crop loads after the previous two vintages were affected by extreme conditions. Despite a dry July prior to budburst, soil moisture levels were close to fill point as budburst commenced. Warm conditions in September ensured even budburst and long-term average rainfall from late September through to November promoted ideal canopy development. Unlike the previous two seasons, conditions at flowering allowed good set of grapes. The summer of the 2020/21 growing season was the coolest in the past ten seasons. Several good rain periods in late January / early February ensured satisfactory soil moisture for the final stages of ripening. The cool temperatures were ideal conditions for flavour development and allowed winemakers to harvest fruit at its optimum.