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Whitlands Chardonnay 2020

Whitlands Chardonnay 2020

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100% Chardonnay from the Celeste vineyard, Whitlands, King Valley, Victoria, planted and still owned by the great Dr Jim Hardie. We have been looking after this vineyard for 4 years now and have gradually seen its exciting return to form after some years in the wilderness. Managed organically with only copper and sulphur sprays.

Due to a combination of smoke and kangaroos/deer pushed into our vineyard by the fires, yields were tiny. Subsequently only a single barrel (2 year old French barrique) was made, but a tasty one! After fermentation the wine was left on solids for a further 2 weeks before being racked off gross lees. The wine was then left in oak for 9 months including partial malolactic fermentation.

The wine was then racked to together into stainless steel, then hand bottled under cork, unfined and unfiltered. 242 bottles.

 

Tasting note:

Candied lime zest, lemon myrtle, bircher muesli with honey and vanilla. Lively acidity which drives the palate, fresh and vibrant with serious length and complexity.