Header

McPherson Family Chardonnay 2015


Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2021



A fresh, fruit driven wine displaying aromas of tropical fruits and peaches with just a hint of lightly toasted oak. The palate exhibits fresh, ripe Chardonnay flavours of melon and fig with a delicate, creamy texture and a crisp, clean finish. Subtle oak handling complements, rather than overpowers the wine.

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was crafted from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, 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

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality.

Food Recommendations:

McPherson Chardonnay is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide range of foods. Try with roast chicken and baked fish parcels.