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WinemakerRussell Cody
ColourPale straw with yellow hues
AromaLifted aromas of nectarine and peach with nuances of melon. Subtle pastry and buttery notes from malolactic fementation and oak.
PalateIntense peach and citrus flavours lift the palate providing rich texture. Balancing mouthwatering acidity with hints of oak and cashew nut. This wine has a creamy soft finish.
Growing ConditionsThe 2017 vintage had a wet winter and warm spring, which helped the grapes to produce excellent varietal flavours and vibrant natural acid. During early summer temperatures were optimal for the berries with slower ripening conditions providing nil disease pressure and harvest at optimal flavor development.
Vinification/MaturationSelected fruit parcels were harvested in the cool of the night at optimum maturity level to maintain freshness and maximise flavour. The Chardonnay must was drained and pressed off the skins immediately after crushing and inoculated with selected yeast once the juice was clarified. A portion was also side aside and allowed to ferment wild. The wine was then fermented to dryness on premium French oak and then stirred on yeast lees for a period of 3-4 months to build creaminess and texture into the wine. The wild ferment parcel was then blended back into the wine to add complexity and a touch of in vogue funk. The wine then received a light fining prior to being clarified and bottled.
Acidity (TA)5.76 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date16-02-2018
Peak DrinkingDrink now or carefully cellar until 2020

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Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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