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2016 Karridale Chardonnay

A pure, elegant and vibrant style of Chardonnay, embracing the region's powerful fruit with complexity and restraint to express the environment, with the hallmarks of Vasse Felix's premier vineyards.

 

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep straw with a green tinge. NOSE A wealthy, complex perfume of lemon pie crust mingles with hints of pineapple and buttery apple. Subtle secondary notes of nougat, spiced oak and croissant bring depth to the appealing bouquet. PALATE A full bodied palate with a fine structural backbone. Arrives soft and rich with a creamy, broad fruit base. A lovely, fine acid line maintains vibrancy, while wood spice and custard cream flavours extend the long, dry finish.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The fruit was hand-harvested and chilled, gently whole-bunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques as unclarified juice for fermentation with only natural yeasts from the vineyard. We allowed this vintage to undergo Malolactic Fermentation due to its high natural acids, resulting in a softer acidity. Each parcel was left on lees in barrel for 9 months of maturation with battonage.
Varietals:
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13.0
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
7-10 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
February 2016
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak (42% new, 58% 1-2 yo) 9 months
TA:
Acid
6.9g/L
pH:
pH
3.17
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.34 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
February 2017
2016 Karridale Chardonnay
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$39.00
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SKU: 16KCH7AU12
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$468.00
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