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Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2016 - 2019



A fresh, vibrant and crisp wine with flavoursome notes of stone fruit, citrus and melon. Bright Chardonnay flavours of melon and fig combine with the grassy and grapefruit flavours from the Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is crisp and refreshing, with a long clean finish.

 

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was crafted from 80% Chardonnay grapes and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from our vineyards in Central Victoria and the Murray Darling region, located within South Eastern Australia. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night so as to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into various parcels. Each parcel of juice underwent a different treatment, such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and aging with French oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. These treatments resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine with the unique character and personality of the final blend a result of the special handling of various winemaking techniques.

 

Wine Harvest Notes

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and now quality looks very good.

Food Recommendations:

An easy drinking, refreshing wine style which is a great match with garlic and lemon roasted chicken breast, or anything from the sea.