Derwent Estate Chardonnay 2015

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Essendon

Picked early in the flavour spectrum to maintain finesse, the whole bunches go direct to the inert gas press. The juice flow from the press is closely monitored with the first and last cuts going to other products. The pristine juice from the middle of the press cycle goes straight to French oak, 25% new. We use a mix of cultured and natural yeast for primary fermentation. During its time in oak no Sulphur is added. Lees stirred fortnightly for the time in oak. Malolactic fermentation happens in the spring on 100% of this wine. Filtered and bottled.
Nose of pear, citrus, florals, washed rind cheese.  On the palate: pear, citrus fruits, spice, almond meal.  Pure delicate fruits, supported by subtle oak use and carried by a fine acid line. The lack of malic acid allows the round fullness of lactic acid to fill out the back palate.