2018 Charlotte Chardonnay

2018 Charlotte Chardonnay

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Grown amongst the cool, southern granite hills of the Heathcote faultline, our 2018 Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in early March and taken straight to the winery for processing.  The whole bunches were lightly pressed to promote freshness and then stored in a combination of new and old French oak Barriques for about 9 months before bottling in February 2019.

This 2018 Charlotte Chardonnay exhibits crisp minerality and subtle French oak.  Sixty percent of the Barriques were allowed to go through malolactic fermentation, enhancing buttery and vanilla undertones, with some held back to promote freshness and hints of acidity.

The palate exhibits delicate flavours of pear and apple blossom, a perfect match with soft cheese or spicy delicacies.

Awards

Bronze Medal at the 2019 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show

Tasting notes 

Region: Heathcote
Sub-region: Tooborac
Vineyard: Merindoc
Altitude: 321m
Harvest date: 4 March 2018
Harvested: by hand
Aged: in French oak, one new barrique, 9 months
Bottled: February 2019
Palate: pear and apple blossom, with mineral freshness and buttery undertones

Drinking best: 2019-2022