Medium straw in colour with green hues, the aromatics are reminiscent of blossoms, pepper and an exotic hit of loquat. The palate of this Chardonnay is understated and refined, it begins quite full and creamy with a touch of nuttiness from the bâttonage. As it grows, the palate shows purity, with zingy citrus notes of limes and lemons. Freshness with a lovely lip smacking acidity gives this wine length and a clean pure finish.
Try with pan fried haloumi with lemon and parsley or chickpea, zucchini and carrot pancakes with a green mango salad.
The Y Series Chardonnay grapes are picked across the flavor spectrum, from lively citrus flavours such as lemons and limes to peach and tropical fruits. We pick in this way to ensure that when blended, the wine is balanced with flavour and natural acidity. Pressed straight to fermentation, the juice is managed using a “hands off” approach. Indigenous yeasts initiate and complete fermentation, and once finished the wine is left on lees, with the lees kept in suspension to build complexity until blending and bottling.
harvest date(s): February-April 2017
region: South Australia
total acidity: 6.0 (G/L)
label alcohol: 13.0
PH (UNITS): 3.48
TOTAL SO2: 86 (MG/L)
winemaker: Natalie Cleghorn