Gold Medal – 2014 International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 (2012), Silver Medal – 2014 Melbourne Wine Show (2013)
Drive block planted in 1975, Melba block planted in 1991, Amphi and Pistol blocks planted in 1994. These 4 vineyards consistently produce the finest, most detailed wines from the 13 different Chardonnay plots on the Estate.
a fine composed style, often quite nutty and creamy. Oak casks are used for texture and feel rather than for any obvious oak flavour.
Light straw with a green edge.
Bright, complex, hints of grapefruit, hazelnut, subtle oak aromas
Fine, minerally, textural, drying phenolics, creamy flavours.
Fried/grilled John Dory or Flathead with fries and lemon.
Dry style, textural, food wine.
A low cropping warmer season with a gentle balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed considering the relatively warm February.
All vineyards are vinified and matured separately. Grapes are hand picked, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The juice is then racked to older French oak casks (225L, 500L and 5700L) where it undergoes fermentation and maturation. The casks are racked to tank and bottled in late December.
Alc/Vol: 13%, pH: 3.28 TA: 6.0 g/L
The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for five to eight years.