1838 McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2016

  • Variety: Chardonnay
    Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia

    Winemaker’s Notes

  • Colour: Pale Straw with faint green flashes

  • Bouquet: Peach and lemon peel drive forward whilst a slight touch of oak adds
    complexity to the nose.

  • Palate: White Soft creamy texture gives length from the extended time on lees and from a short period select parcels were in contact with oak which adds another layer of complexity. A clean refreshing finish follows which is smooth and moreish.

  • Cellaring Potential: Perfect drink now style whilst young and most vibrant or cellar short term.

  • Serving Suggestions: Try a chicken risotto with mushroom, onion, thyme, garlic and Parmesan

  • Winemaking Details
    The grapes were crushed and the first free run juice was transferred to select oak barrels for inoculation and fermentation. These were all; second and third fill barrels to add complexity without overriding flavour. Following the primary alcoholic fermentation, the barrels were topped up and sealed. Weekly stirring of the light lees resulted in the development of more complex and rich flavours, whilst regular tasting ensured a delicate and satisfying balance between fresh fruit and oak characters was achieved. The wine was racked clean from barrel and stabilised before bottling.