De Bortoli Yarra Valley Single Vineyard Section A5 Chardonnay 2012

$95.00

Winemaking
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.

Description

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Single Vineyard Section A5 Chardonnay 2012

Gold Medal – 2013 National Capital Wine Show Canberra, Gold Medal – 2014 National Wine Show of Australia

Region
Yarra Valley

Appearance
Pale with a green edge.

Bouquet
Fine with hints of Chardonnay florals and citrus, hazelnut and nougat.

Palate
Gentle textured palate, slightly savoury, drying phenolics, hints of nuts, nervy, good drive and length.

Suggested Cuisine
Grilled John Dory

General Characteristics
Dry/ Medium bodied

Cellaring
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.

Vineyard
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.

Vintage Conditions
A low cropping warmer season with a gentle balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed considering the relatively warm February.

Winemaking
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.

Wine Analysis
Alc/Vol: 12.7 %, pH: 3.34 TA: 6.0 g/L