2016 Varietal Chardonnay
Orange (NSW) 100%
Individual blocks were harvested separately and were pressed on arrival to the winery. The resulting juice was cold settled and racked off solids before being inoculated for ferment. Once inoculated the juice was put to French oak puncheons to finish ferment. Left on yeast lees for 6 months, the resulting wines were then blended and prepared for bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
The Orange region is favoured for its high altitude cool climate. Situated approximately 270 km west of Sydney, the topography and soils of the region are dominated by the extinct volcano, Mt Canobolas. Soils in the central part of the region are derived from the basaltic lavas of the old volcano and primarily consist of deep red to brown free draining clay loams.
TA: 5.9 g/L
8.2 Standard Drinks
Lifted aromas of peach and white flowers. A generous, complex palate packed with stone fruits and brown spice notes balanced with a crunchy acid line providing a long refined finish.
2016 VAR Chardonnay (791.32 KB)