Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Chardonnay

Offered by Crittenden Estate

VINTAGE
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.     
 
VITICULTURE REGION
Mornington Peninsula - Home block
 
VINE AGE: 30 years
PRUNING/TRELLIS: Arch cane / VSP
CLONE:  I1OV1
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.
 
TECHNICAL DATA
ALCOHOL  13%
ACIDITY  6.83  g/L PH   3.23
RESIDUAL SUGAR <1.0 g/L
MALOLACTIC  50%
 
NOSE
Subtle florals and citrus leading to white stone fruit. 
 
PALATE
Pure fruited and finessed with acid steering the palate. 
 
DRINK WITH
Pan fried snapper fillets with lemon and caper butter. Crab omelette.
 
CELLARING 2020-2032  
 
VEGAN FRIENDLY
 
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