2017 Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay

2017 Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay

$40.00

The Wine

Pale lemon in colour with lifted aromas of white blossom, candied lemon and grapefruit rind, white peach and a touch of turmeric spice.  On the palate the wine is fine and textural, with citrus and bergamot flavours.  Firm long acidity carries the palate with grippy texture and a touch of refreshing bitterness on the finish.

 

A great match to a creamy prawn pasta.

Description

The 2017 Vintage
The 2017 vintage began with some early difficulties but turned out well, producing small quantities of high quality wine.  High wind and rain during flowering resulted in some uneven fruit set and smaller crops than preferred, but mild, even conditions after that produced beautiful slow ripening of small bunches with lovely flavours, concentration and firm acidity in the finished wines

 

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

 

Vinification
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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