De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2013

$52.00

Winemaking

Fruit was sourced from a selection of controlled vineyards from Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Tarrawarra and the Upper Yarra. Fruit is gently pressed and allowed to settle overnight. Turbid juice is then racked to both French oak casks and stainless tanks. Lees are stirred in late autumn and a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.

Description

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2013

JH 91 points (2012)

Region

Yarra Valley.

Appearance

Light straw with a green edge.

Bouquet

Elegant Chardonnay, hints of grapefruit, nutty oak, minerally, slightly funky and fine.

Palate

Gently textured palate, savoury, chalky phenolics, hints of nuts, creamy flavours.

Suggested Cuisine

Grilled Flat Head tails

General Characteristics

Dry / Light Bodied

Vintage Conditions

2013 is an exciting vintage for Chardonnay with terrific balance of flavour, texture and acidity. The wines are quite fine and composed considering a relatively warm February.

Winemaking

Fruit was sourced from a selection of controlled vineyards from Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Tarrawarra and the Upper Yarra. Fruit is gently pressed and allowed to settle overnight. Turbid juice is then racked to both French oak casks and stainless tanks. Lees are stirred in late autumn and a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.

Wine Analysis

Alc/Vol: 13.0%pH: 3.30 TA: 5.95 g/L

Cellaring

The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for five to eight years.