Songlines Estates - Bylines Chardonnay 2015

  • Variety: Chardonnay
    Region: Eden Valley, South Australia

    Winemaker's Notes

  • Colour: Bright vivid green.

  • Bouquet: Fruit driven bouquet displaying zingy tropical fruits, peaches, grapefruit and a soft touch of oak adding further complexity to the this wine.

  • Palate: Peach and vibrant citrus dominate whilst a creamy character comes through from underlying oak derived from partial barrel ferment provides a wonderfully soft mouth feel. The finish is long and luscious with the natural fruit acidity working perfectly with the combination of oak and fruit.

  • Cellaring: Drinking well now whilst the tropical fruit flavours prevail, although expect it to drink well over the next 4 years.

  • Winemaking Details:
    Crushed, de-stemmed and then pressed using a membrane press. A parcel of the juice was filled to French oak barrels for fermentation; the balance was fermented in stainless steel. The tank fermentation was slow and cool to retain all the natural flavours of the grape. The wine in tank had several weeks of lees contact post fermentation. The wine was then blended, minimally fined and then filtered.

  • Alc/Vol: 13.0%