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RegionTumbarumba, NSW
WinemakerAndrew Higgins
ColourPale straw yellow with green hues.
AromaBright citrus and white nectarine with gun flint 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 ConditionsAfter one of the wettest winters on record, the growing season followed up with a cool Spring and warm Summer. This resulted in healthy vines with robust canopies and moderate yields. The harvest period was around 2 weeks behind average. This slightly later harvest allowed the fruit to mature to full flavour ripeness in cooler conditions. This has resulted in fantastic wines with ripe flavours, balanced acid and lower alcohol.
Vinification/MaturationIndividual parcels of Chardonnay were hand-picked based on flavour ripeness and style. Parcels for the 660 Chardonnay come off a range of terroirs throughout Tumbarumba to express a true regional style. These parcels were delivered to the Hanwood Estate winery where they were whole bunch pressed or crushed to press 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. After a warm fermentation in barrel, the parcels were left on natural yeast lees with batonnage (stirring) as required for a further 8 months to build texture and complexity. After maturation was complete, the wine was then blended, gently fined and bottled.
Alcohol/Vol13%
pH3.27pH
Acidity (TA)7.2 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Peak Drinking2018-2022
Tasting Noteshttp://tasting-notes.mcwilliamscellar.com.au.s3.amazonaws.com/mcwilliams-au/McW-660-Reserve-Tumbarumba-Chardonnay-2017.pdf

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, these wines are medium bodied with intense flavour.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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