2016 Limited Release WB Chardonnay
The grapes were picked at flavour ripeness and de-juiced. The juice was allowed to settle before being racked. 70% of this wine was fermented in stainless steel to retain the vibrant fruit purity whlst 30% was fermented in oak to add richness and tecture. The resulting wine was then blended and prepared for bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
7.5 Standard Drinks
The 2016 Wrattonbully Chardonnay is made from the iconic French 'Bernard Clones.' Bernard Clones are renowned for producing fruit of great complexity and perfume at much lower ripeness levels.
Complex aromas of hazelnut, fig and spicy florals. The palate has great drive and thrust, whilst maintaining elegance and grace.
2016 Limited Release WB Chardonnay (883.63 KB)