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Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2016

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Harvest Date

2 & 3 March 2016

Vineyards

Midhill, Romsey

Viticulture

A warmer growing season in the Macedon Ranges. A dry spring led to early budburst. Dry warm conditions prevailed, with unsettled flowering and small crops. Careful shoot thinning was required to maintain balance in the canopy. We harvested with excellent flavours, 22 days earlier than 2015.

Wine Making

All fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed then naturally fermented in new (30%) and used French oak hogsheads. The wine remained in contact with lees in barrel till February 2017, then rested in tank for four months before bottling in May 2017.

pH

3.13

Titratable Acidity

6.9g/L

Alcohol

13.4%

Residual Sugar

Nil

Colour

Pale straw, youthful green edge

Bouquet

Lovely white stone fruits, grapefruit, some small white flowers, a touch of complex reduction.

Palate

A fuller expression of Macedon, with rich flavours of fig, cashew, some wheatmeal and white florals. The palate is textured and full, with excellent length and impeccable balance. Another excellent Macedon Ranges Chardonnay, expressive of the season and respectful to the vineyard.

Cellaring

Drink now - 2020

Food Match

Roasted free range chicken, good salmon, smoky things.

Release Date

August 2016