2010 Sandpiper 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 some 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.

Vinification Notes

Crushed, destemmed and then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings were not used. Fermented using French yeast at 12-15 degrees Celsius. The ferment was kept slow and cool to retain all the natural flavours of the grape. The wine was then racked and filtered. Bottling took place soon afterwards so the wine was a true expression of the grape and the terroir from which it was made.

Vintage Notes

The 2010 vintage followed good winter rainfall in 2009 and allowed vineyards to commence the 2010 season with good soil moisture levels. This soil moisture, combined with moderate weather conditions throughout most of the growing season allowed for good fruit set and canopy development. In summary an excellent vintage, with very little extreme weather resulting in fantastic colour and flavour in red varietals, and excellent acid and flavour profiles for whites.


April 2010

Bronze at Sydney Wine Show 2012

Bronze at 2011 Adelaide Wine Show

Bronze at 2011 Barossa Wine Show

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, June 2012

86 Points - The 2010 Sandpiper Chardonnay displays notes of white peach and honeysuckle with a more tropical hint of pineapple. It is crisp, elegant, mid-weight, fruity and straightforward. Drink it over the next year.

Region : 

Eden Valley

Bottled : 

December 2010

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