2012 Signature Collection Chardonnay
REGION: Granite Belt, Australia
BRAND: Signature Collection
WINE TYPE: White Wine
QTY: Bottle, Case of 6
COLOUR: Lime/straw with a hint of apple green.
CELLARING: Drink now – 2019
NOSE: A lifted zest of wild limes, creamy tropical white fruits and exotic nashi fruit tones.
PALATE: A lovely intense palate of wild fermented Chardonnay, creamy texture, slight nuttiness, and a wonderful array of melon, peach, lime and fresh French vanillin oak and nice spinal acidity.
WINEMAKING COMMENTS: Made in the traditional manner: crushed, pressed and then wild fermented in new and aged French oak. Aged on lees for 14 months, stirred occasionally. A small parcel of malolactic fermentation was induced for extra complexity. Individual barrel selection post-aging to create this wonderful blend, then stored at 5C for two months to allow the integration of the fruit components before bottling.