Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

 

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Wines


2016 Sandpiper Chardonnay

Comments

Pale straw in colour.  Grapefruit and lemon zest on the nose with green apple notes.  The palate shows citrus and hints of tropical fruit.  Subtle oak adds complexity and creamy notes to the palate.

Vinification Notes

Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press). After settling the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of the fruit. After fermentation the yeast lees were stirred for 6 weeks (battonage). Post fermentation the wine was stabilized, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.

Vintage Notes

A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January.  The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February.  A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions slowed down the ripening and allowed the fruit to develop well.  Whites from 2016 show good flavour and balance.

 

Harvested

February 2016

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2016 Sandpiper Chardonnay

2016 Sandpiper Chardonnay

2016 Sandpiper Chardonnay

RegionEden Valley

VineyardsMount Crawford

BottledAugust 2016

Alcohol12.5%


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