2016 Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay

2016 Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay

$40.00

The Wine
Pale gold in colour with a rich, savoury nose of white nectarine, cashew nuts, brine, rillettes, dill and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is textural with mealy notes and grapefruit freshness and a long finish with salty almond notes.

A lovely, tangy wine with elegant phenolics. The perfect match to freshly cooked fish and chips on the beach, or pan seared scallops in butter and sage.

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Description

The 2016 Vintage
Another lovely vintage, generous in style and quality. The even conditions this vintage lead to wines of power and structure, with a lovely core of fruit. While the 2015 wines were all about fruit purity and high natural acidity, our 2016 wines are about rich, ripe fruit and phenolics resulting in intense ripe, structured wines which should, like the 2015’s, cellar well for many years.

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: fruit predominantly from the McIntyre Vineyard, with a small selection of Robinson Vineyard fruit.

Vinification & Analysis.
Hand harvesting
Whole bunch pressing
100% wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, 25% being new
Natural malolactic fermentation (100%) in barrel
10 Months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling
Light fining and filtration

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