2005 Five Ashes Reserve Chardonnay

Product Description

95 Points and 5 Stars, James Halliday 2008 Wine Companion. Beautiful quince and fig with supportive vanillin French oak.

Awards: 95 points and 5 Stars, James Halliday 2008 Wine Companion
Region: Block 3, Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Pale straw yellow.
Bouquet: Beautiful quince and fig, with supportive vanillin burgundian French oak. Developed marzipan and roasted honeyed nut characters are filling the background to complete this wine.
Palate: Bright and jam packed with curranty sweetness and restrained power. Full malolactic fermentation has added a brooding length and viscosity to the palate which is interwoven with a tight acid back bone.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Cool elegant year.
Vinification: 100% barrel fermentation, with maturation on lees for 8 months. Fortnightly stirring for 6 months and monthly stirring thereafter.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2008 to 2010; suggested maximum 2014.
Oak Treatment: 66% new French oak and balance one year old.
Serving Suggestion: Fresh seafood or strong cream based pasta dishes.
Alcohol: 13.4%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 2g/L
pH: 3.3
Acidity: 6.9
Harvest Date: March 2005
Bottling Date: March 2006