2002 Five Ashes Reserve Chardonnay

Product Description

The Five Ashes Reserve range comprises very small parcels of selected fruit and selected barrels from the Five Ashes vineyard which are carefully vinified to ensure superior structure and intense varietal characters with longer term cellaring potential. The first vintage in 2001 received a gold medal at the 2002 Margaret River Wine Show and was listed in James Hallidays best chardonnays in Australia.

Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Colour: Straw Yellow
Bouquet: Complex aromas of cashew, melon and butterscotch are resting on firm charred vanillin oak needing at least a year of bottle maturation to begin to marry.
Palate: The palate is restrained initially but opens up with amazing depth and volume in the middle to back palate with an appealing oiliness and seamless natural acidity. The length of flavour of this wine is typical for the Five Ashes Series – again pushing the 30 second to one minute linger.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm mild vintage.
Vinification: 100% barrel fermented and matured.
Oak Treatment: 100% barrel fermented in quality French oak."
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with roast turkey or ham.
Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.8g/L
pH: 3.26
Acidity: 6.8g/L
Harvest Date: March to April 2002
Bottling Date: February 2003