Gold Medal – 2013 National Capital Wine Show Canberra, Gold Medal – 2014 National Wine Show of Australia
Pale with a green edge.
Fine with hints of Chardonnay florals and citrus, hazelnut and nougat.
Gentle textured palate, slightly savoury, drying phenolics, hints of nuts, nervy, good drive and length.
Grilled John Dory
Dry/ Medium bodied
Realistically needs two-three years to really show its pedigree and will continue to develop complexity and interest for up eight to ten years in a good cellar.
The A5 Vineyard was planted in 1976 to a clone called P58. It is a gentle sloping vineyard facing predominantly south-west. It produces quite fine boned Chardonnay with terrific ageing potential.
A low cropping warmer season with a gentle balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed considering the relatively warm February.
Grapes are hand picked, whole bunch crushed, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The turbid juice is then racked to older French oak casks where it undergoes natural fermentation. Lees are stirred in late autumn and a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.
Alc/Vol: 12.7 %, pH: 3.34 TA: 6.0 g/L