Single Vineyard The Oaks Vineyard Chardonnay 2018$0.00
The Oaks Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 has fresh nectarine and yellow peach aromas, complemented by toasty crème brûlée notes. Ripe melon and nectarine fruits on the palate are supported with a nice oak char and creamy texture.
The Oaks Vineyard
The Oaks vineyard sits close to the entrance of the Omaka Valley. The soils are shallow and well drained comprised of stones and sandy loam. The site suits growing and ripening Chardonnay with warm days complimented by cool night time temperatures. This allows the fruit to develop lovely ripe stone fruit and citrus flavours
Viticulture & Winemaking
The 2018 growing season was not without some challenges. December enjoyed perfect flowering conditions, January was one of the warmest on record, February delivered some rain and March was characterised by extended dry periods and high sunshine hours. Picking in the cool of the morning, fruit was hand selected and harvested. Crates were hand loaded into presses and gently pressed to extract minimal phenolics. The juice was pumped directly into a selection of new, 2nd, 3rd and older French oak barrels. Fermentation on solids using indigenous yeast. Post ferment barrels were topped regularly until being pulled out for blending early in the New Year
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