2011 Chardonnay – sold out


steels gate chardonnay 2011

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Australian Wine Companion – James Halliday
RATING 92 Points

The Wine Front – Gary Walsh
RATING 92 Points

Vineyard: Steels Gate Vineyard, Chardonnay block. Situated at 230m above sea level, planted in the early 1980’s on a steep, north-east facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated.

Winemaking: 100% handpicked on 01 April 2011. De-stemmed and pressed, with overnight juice settling. Fermented and matured in French oak barriques, 20% new. Sulfured immediately post-fermentation to preserve racy, citrus characters. Matured on full ferment lees with fortnightly lees stirring for 9 months. Bottled 09 January 2012.

Tasting notes: A pristine nose of citrus and nectarine, with complexing barrel ferment characteristics of grilled cashews and almond meal. The Palate is characterised by a beautiful balance between fruit, cleansing acidity, and a minerally savouriness. There is a great combination of elegance and power in its texture, length and drive.

12.4% alcohol/ 7.3 std drinks

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