Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

This remarkable wine is overflowing with complex aromas and flavours. A study in balance, with elements of creaminess juxtaposed with flint and minerality. The intense lemon and stone fruit bouquet is framed by an almond nuttiness through aging in French oak, while the palate has a citrus lift balanced by a creamy texture and a lingering finish. An excellent wine with great cellaring potential, from an almost-perfect vintage.
 
Drink with: Roasted organic chicken, truffle butter & greens
 
Harvested: 11, 13 & 20th March 2015
Bottled: February 2016
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
Cellaring: 10+ years
Cases: 574 dozen
 
Vinification/Maturation:
Hand harvested,
Whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolic extraction
Fermented in French oak with monthly lees stirring
Indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation in 75% of barrels.
11 months in 225L French oak barrels, 20% new
 
$45 / $36 Wine Club Members 750ml Bottle
 

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16 Apr 2018


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