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Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2020



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

Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game.  The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness.  Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium.  We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.

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.