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RegionTumbarumba, NSW
WinemakerAndrew Higgins
ColourPale straw yellow with green hues.
AromaBright citrus and white nectarine with a gunflint and biscuity oak.
PalateA focused and linear palate which is richly textured with flinty acidity. Creamy grilled cashew nut is matched with depth of citrus fruit flavour and drive, completed by a long seamless finish.
Growing ConditionsA warm and dry growing season, with a cool January followed by a warm February & March provided ideal ripening conditions. Gradual sugar accumulation, great acid retention and a balanced crop level with even flavour and ripeness.
Vinification/MaturationIndividual parcels of Chardonnay were handpicked based on flavour ripeness and style. These parcels were delivered to the Hanwood Estate winery where they were whole bunch pressed to ensure minimal colour and phenolic extraction. Some batches were pressed direct to barrel, others were quickly settled keeping light press solids for texture and palate weight. A warm fermentation in barrel the parcels were then left on natural yeast lees with battonage as required for a further eight months to build texture and complexity. The wine was then blended, gently fined and bottled.
Alcohol/Vol13.5%
pH3.25pH
Acidity (TA)7.2 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date21-12-2016
Peak DrinkingUnder prime cellaring conditions this wine has the ability to cellar well for up to nine years.
Recommended Food PairingGrilled salmon with lemon butter sauce / Roast Chicken with spring vegetables
A very well made wine with high quality grapes the cornerstone. There is a purity to the white peach, nectarine and citrus flavours, oak an essential means to the end, but not of particular significance in the flavour profile. Great value.
93 points
James HallidayWine Companion 2018

A true expression of the rich diversity and elegance of high altitude wines, the McW 660 range is a testament of McWilliam’s Wines understanding of the relationship that exists between the land, the climate and the winemaker. Harvested from vines grown at an average of 660 metres above sea level.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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