Chardonnay

Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay
Denmark, WA

Lifted aromas of toasted cashew nut, melon, white peach, gun flint and a squeeze of pink grapefruit. Dry, evident acidity with a rich flavour profile of grapefruit, cucumber and white stonefruit aptly supported by the spicy French oak. The wine has complexity, balance and a long finish.

$35 each

Description

WINEMAKING The fruit was hand-picked, chilled overnight to retain aromatics and whole bunch pressed direct to barrel. Various yeast cultures including natural/wild were used to provide complexity during fermentation. The wine was fermented in 100% French oak (40% new and balance seasoned) to dryness under temperature controlled conditions. Only a small portion of the wine was allowed to complete malo-lactic fermentation for complexity and mouthfeel. Regular battonage is employed to allow for optimal structure in the wine.

SSchardonnay2017tastingnote1120.pdf

The Wine Pilot
“It is immediately attractive with its core of subtle citrus and melon fruits supported by subtly, spicy oak and some savoury praline barrel ferment complexity. It is dry and mid weight with a backbone of firm acidity that that supports a lingering and crisp finish. It is at peak now and is well suited to lemon chicken over the next 2 to 3 years.” 90 Points
October 2020
The Real Review
“Single vineyard chardonnay from Denmark. This is both fluid and generous and as a result it drinks deliciously. Pear, peach and cedarwood flavour move in uncomplicated but convincing fashion through the palate. It ticks all the boxes attractively and well.”
April 2020

Wine Details

Region

Denmark

Vintage

2017

Type

White Wine

Variety

Chardonnay

Other wine you might like

Chardonnay
$35 each
2013 Chardonnay Chardonnay
Lifted aromas of toasted cashew nut, melon, white peach, gun flint and a squeeze of pink grapefruit. Dry, evident acidity with a rich flavour profile of grapefruit, cucumber and white stonefruit aptly supported by the spicy French oak. The wine has complexity, balance and a long finish.
Four Vines
$14 each
2014 White Blend Four Vines
Handpicked at optimum ripeness. A textual mineral palette from partial fermentation in seasoned French oak and extended lees contact. The cool climate acidity provides backbone and structure with a long crisp finish. A mix of tropical and citrus fruit aromatics.
Noble Chardonnay
$17 each
2010 Chardonnay Noble Chardonnay
The early onset of Noble rot (a rare occurrence) led us to produce this unique style of wine. Canes were cut to retain high natural acidity. The grapes are left on the vines for four to five weeks to allow for some desiccation from the action of the Noble rot (loss of water) concentrating the sugar and levels.