2008-Chardonnay

2008 Chardonnay

Product Description

A delightful mix of fresh stone fruit and citrus, complimented by creamy/nutty oak influences. Included in James Halliday’s Top Premium Dozen for 2011 ~ 5 Stars and 94 Points. Placed in the top 5 of Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Whites 2011 ~ 95 Points.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Awards: Gold Medal ~ Royal Hobart International Wine Show Silver Medal ~ Boutique Wine Awards Bronze Medal ~ Margaret River Wine Show
Region: Margaret River
Colour: Pale straw, slight green tinge
Bouquet: Bouquet is a delightful mix of fresh stonefruit and citrus, complimented by creamy/nutty oak influences.
Palate: The palate is quite restrained, showing moderate weight with bright citrus and melon flavours. The finish shows a good balance of flavour with a clean mineral persistence. Over time the palate will develop more rich creaminess and complexity through bottle development.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: A warm summer led to a perfect ripening season.
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years
Oak Treatment: 100% French Oak Barriques – 35% new – 9 months maturation
Sweetness: dry
Residual Sugar: 2.5g/L
pH: 3.38
Acidity: 7.2
Harvest Date: March 2008
Bottling Date: 1/2/09