Chardonnay

Chardonnay

2019 Chardonnay
Orange, NSW

Displaying fresh acidity & citrus notes whilst the later picked parcel provides a lovely riper stone fruit charachter

$30 each

Wine Details

Region

Orange

Vintage

2019

Type

White Wine

Variety

Chardonnay

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

12.8%

PH

3.4

Acidity

6.2

Maturation

5% New oak 85% Mature oak 10% Tank

Closure

Screw Cap

Background

Heifer Station vineyard is situated between 860-900m elevation on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. Since 1999 the vineyard has a history of producing high quality Chardonnay. Chardonnay is one of the more prolific varieties grown on the property.

Vineyard Notes

2018 was year of challenge and reward for the Orange region and Heifer Station. Adequate winter rainfall removed the need for supplementary irrigation until heatwaves in January required small amounts to reduce sunburn and replenish carbohydrates. Balanced nutrition, well timed shoot thinning and leaf plucking ensured optimal tannin ripeness in reds and reduced phenolics in whites proving a brilliant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz vintage. Yields were average to high, while acid retention was brilliant right up to harvest reducing the need for winery additions. Heatwaves in January and hail weeks before harvest threw curve balls to the vineyard team, but the resilient vines withstood the challenge and all varieties reached the crusher in great condition.

Winemaking

Different parcels of chardonnay from the eastern most block at Heifer Station are selected to create this elegant cool climate wine. Matured mainly in barrel for 8 months, fermented on wild yeast and battonaged on lees regularly to create texture and mouth feel

Tasting Notes

The wine displays fresh acidity & citrus notes whilst the later picked parcel provides a lovely riper stone fruit character.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Reward with medium term cellaring

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