2009 Terra Barossa Chardonnay
The wine is a pale straw colour. The nose is clean and elegant with white peach and blossom notes. This is a medium weight wine with peach, pear and citrus notes. The palate is well textured and mouth filling due to the wine being partially fermented on French oak and aged on lees. There are also hints of nutty oak and roasted nut characters in the wine. The wine finishes with good length of citrus fruits.
Crushed, de-stemmed and then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings were not used and ferment commenced using French yeast at 12-15degrees Celsius. The ferment was kept slow and cool to retain all natural varietal flavours and aromatic qualities. The wine was then racked, filtered and bottled soon afterwards so the wine was a true expression of the grape/terroir from which it was made.
The 2009 vintage started a little earlier than usual due to a week of hot weather. Following this, the weather settled down to an extended spell of warm, dry days and cool nights. Some light rain in March provided much needed relief for thirsty vines, and resulted in the vintage finishing well, producing wines with excellent colour and flavour.
Bronze at 2010 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2010 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze at 2010 Royal Perth Wine Show
Bronze at 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Winestate Annual 2012
Lovely fresh chardonnay aromas of nectarines and nougat, and a creamy palate with loads of sweet, fleshy fruit flavours. Has texture and balance.
Winestate July/August 2010
4* 'New Releases'; stylish and elegant wine with fresh honeydew melon fruit, balanced with nicely handled oak, light delicate aromas and tight flavoursome palate
Winewise, Lester Jesberg, July 2010 'Recommended'
Recommended; has a good peach impact with some nuttiness. An attractive drink now style.
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