Experience Silverstream's Vertical Set of Chardonnays From 2010 ... at Home!

 

Experience Silverstream's Vertical Set of Chardonnays From 2010 ... at Home!

The inaugural Silverstream vertical Chardonnay experience was set to launch this week. Whilst the COVID-19 has put a cloud of uncertainty over all activity at the moment, the team at Silverstream have a solution to experience the unique opportunity to taste this wonderful aged Chardonnays at home.

Experience a true Vertical tasting of the Chardonnay’s from 2010 to 2016.

This is a rare glimpse at one variety produced from the same vineyard across six vintages. Why not have the 6-pack sent direct to you at home with FREE freight.

What is in the tasting pack? 
The six wines from 2010 onwards, along Tony's background on the vineyard, tasting notes for each wine and a tasting sheet to fill in and compare.


$150 per 6-pack or $280 per 12-pack
+  FREE delivery anywhere in Australia!

Special delivery services for locals and free shipping offers for WA Members...

Until the end of April 2020, we are offering FREE delivery for all orders of over 6 bottles WA-wide.


If you are based in the Denmark/Albany area - we can personally deliver your wine to you, FREE of charge. Please select "Denmark/Albany" area at checkout and specify whether you would like us to deliver to you, or pickup at the cellar door space in the cart comments. If you have any special requests or questions, please call Justine on 0409 044 740 or email info@silverstreamwines.com.

Why Chardonnay is so successful in the Silverstream vineyard....

 

Welcome to the inaugural vertical chardonnay tasting pack. What a great versatile variety to start with!

In 1996, Chardonnay clone 1 and 5 was planted at Silverstream. It was planted on the best aspect, elevated, north facing on karri loam with good drainage. The total area is 4.3hectares which represents nearly half the total vineyard size.  From the highest point of our Chardonnay block we have views to the Southern Ocean, which is due south - 13km away.

The first Chardonnay Reserve vintage was in 2008 (not included) made by John Wade. The style was big and bold with buttery and oaky nuances from 100% malolactic fermentation in new oak. 

The 2009 vintage  was made by contract wine maker Mike Garland from the Castelli Group.  A leaner style, with only 33% malolactic fermentation and about 30% new French oak. The style was well received and was awarded  94 points from James Halliday (not included).  Both of these wines are in the museum cellar at Silverstream and available in very small quantities to be used for special upcoming dinners and tastings.

In 2010 Mike produced both the Sparkling Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs and the Chardonnay Reserve 2010. The Blanc de Blancs sparkling was the first sparkling wine to win a gold medal at the Mt Barker W.A. Wine Show in 2016.  The 2010 Reserve Chardonnay won the Silver Sash (runner up) in the James Halliday Great Southern Chardonnay Challenge in 2019.

The vintages in the vertical pack –  2010 to 2013 are all from the 1 and 5 clone. In 2012, at the recommendation of our contract wine maker Mike Garland, we introduced the Mendoza/Gingin clone (predominately grown in Margaret River).  The grafting process was carried out by a skilled grafting contractor, with success rates of between 75 – 100%.

In 2014, we introduced three new Burgundian clones with the bud wood coming from a Pemberton vineyard.  These additional clones were 76, 95 and 96. The balance of the line-up is Chardonnay 2015 which includes the first of the fruit from the grafting to the Mendoza/Gingin clone and 2016 which is a blend of 1 and 5. They are both produced from new grafted clones which display great fruitfulness. The components of the blend and the fruit ripeness from staggered picking dates is displayed in the Chardonnay 2016.  This has provided a great precedent for subsequent vintages.

Each clonal block is handpicked to achieve optimal ripeness and correct acid levels.  This takes considerably more time but provides the wine maker with a great choice when blending the Reserve Chardonnay’s.

Chardonnay is an incredibly versatile grape variety.  We have used it to produce the Sparkling Chardonnay, the Reserve Chardonnay and previously the Estate Chardonnay, the Four Vines White (Classic White) and the Cane Cut Botrytis 2010. 
Chardonnay in the Great Southern is a wonderful example of a variety highly suited to the unique Terroir of the Denmark sub-region.
 
Silverstream Chardonnay grafting history 2009 - 2014

Date

From

To

# Vines

12/2012

Chardonnay 1 and 5

Mendoza

1,000

12/2014

Chardonnay 1 and 5

Burgundy 76

Burgundy 95

Burgundy 96

1,100

 

The current COVID-19 Situation..

There will be more changes in the future as to how Silverstream’s cellar door will operate due to COVID-19. Please note that the cellar door is now closed until further notice. However, pickups from the cellar door can be arranged for Denmark/Albany locals. Please call Justine on 0409 044 740 or email info@silverstreamwines.com for any questions or direct orders. 

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Until next time, 
The Silverstream Family.