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McPherson Family Series Chardonnay 2012


Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13%
Best Consumed: 2012 - 2014



A delightful, 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 primarily from our vineyards in 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 five 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. 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 five separate parcels.

Wine Harvest Notes

The highly anticipated 2012 vintage has produced some excellent wines with beautiful balance and length of flavour.  The harvest was short and fast with whites and reds ripening early in the season, and good Autumnal weather to follow.  Overall the quality is remarkable, and the resulting wines will live on for many years to come.

 

Food Recommendations:

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