2016 'Venus Block' Single Vineyard Chardonnay
The block was hand picked on flavour ripeness and then destemmed and pressed cold. The resulting juice was fermented in French oak puncheons of which around 30% were new, and approximately 20% wild ferments. The final wine was left to mature for 8 months before being blended and prepared for bottling..
VINEYARD / SOIL
The Orange region of New South Wales is one of Australia's newest premium regions being favoured for its high altitude cool climate. Situated approximately 270 km west of Sydney the topography and soils of the Orange region are dominated be the extinct volcano Mt Canobolas. The present day peak of the mountain is at 1400m and vineyards in the region are planted at elevations as high as 1100m with the lowest elevations in the region being 600m.
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: 6.0 g/L
7.8 Standard Drinks
Situated at our high altitude vineyard in Orange, the 'Venus Block' is 800m above sea level, ensuring a long ripening season, perfectly suited to Chardonnay. the result is an intense cool climate Chardonnay with flavours of stone fruits, fig and melon seductively integrated with barrel fermet complexity. A crisp and elegant style of Chardonnay, showing great purity of fruit.
2016 Venus Block Chardonnay (828.52 KB)