Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Chardonnay
Favourable weather led to excellent fruit set. A large crop load needed some “thinning” to reduce potential yeild. A mild to warm ripening period made for a perfect harvest with pristine fruit.
Mornington Peninsula - Home block
VINE AGE: 30 years
PRUNING/TRELLIS: Arch cane / VSP
HARVEST DATES: 6th March 2017
YIELD: 2.5 tonnes per acre
WINEMAKING Whole bunch pressed Wild yeast Barrel ferment 11 months in two second use French oak barriques Filtered and bottled Feb 2018.
ACIDITY 6.83 g/L PH 3.23
RESIDUAL SUGAR <1.0 g/L
Subtle florals and citrus leading to white stone fruit.
Pure fruited and finessed with acid steering the palate.
Pan fried snapper fillets with lemon and caper butter. Crab omelette.