Chardonnay 2018

Clean and precise, this wine embraces the joy of mandarin and creamy lemon with a hint of freshly baked biscuits all offset against a backdrop of a lingering creamy palate

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked in the last week of January.

The Harvest

Overnight cold storage of the grapes preserved the fresh fruity character during whole bunch pressing.

In the Cellar

After settling, the clear juice was racked off its gross lees into 54% new French oak barrels. The wines underwent a mix of natural fermentation and selected inoculation in the barrels. After three months lees contact the wine was racked and returned to age for a total of 12 months.

Botanical Sketch

Clivia miniata

The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with our lively Chardonnay and its floral notes

12.79%
3.49

4 g/l
4.6 g/l

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RS
Total Acid

Awards

Tim Atkin SA Report 2019 – 92 Points
Platter Wine Guide – 4.5* - 90 Points

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