McPherson Family Series Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 85% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%
Best Consumed: Tonight!
Acidity: 6.22 TA
ph: 3.36
Sugar: 12
Bottled: January 2013
Release Date: February 2013

A fresh and delicate nose with light fruits and yeasty tones, complimented by a hint of fresh berries and cream.  The Chardonnay offers both complexity and fruit on the palate, whilst the Pinot Noir brings an elegance and sophistication  to complete the overall package.  A lovely, fresh wine with a lingering bead and a persistent length.

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was crafted from 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley and the Strathbogie Ranges.  Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into select parcels.  Each parcel underwent a different treatment such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and time with French oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. Each treatment resulted in an individually
flavoured parcel of wine, and the unique character and
personality of the final blend is a result of the
special handling of these separate parcels.

Food Recommendations:

A brilliantly versatile wine, exceptional as an apertif or starter.  It is delicious served with a seafood
entrée or Thai stir-fry and is superb with fresh fruit and dessert at the end of a meal.