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2016
BAILLIEU

Baillieu Chardonnay

Aromas of fresh citrus & white peaches, with subdued nutty oak characters.  The palate is silky smooth with lemon & cream on the middle palate softening out the fragrant French oak. The acidity is refreshing with an elegant finish.

$35.00 Bottle

$420.00 Dozen

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VARIETY

Chardonnay

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

26th February 2016

PLANTED

1995

ALCOHOL

13.5% Vol

COLOUR

Pale Straw

BOUQUET

Aromas of citrus & white peaches

WINEMAKER

Geraldine McFaul

PALATE

Silky smooth, lemon & cream, subdued nutty characters softening out the fragrant French oak.

VINTAGE

2016 was an unusually dry growing season, but daily temperatures were fairly mild. These conditions resulted in the earliest harvest we have ever had, but the intensely perfumed and balanced grapes have made some lovely and very approachable, balanced wines.

WINEMAKING

Harvested on 26th February and whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy and freshness, then settled in tank to clarify. The juice was transferred to French oak barriques (20% of which were new) for ferment and maturation, with around 25% of the barrels completing malolactic fermentation. Prepared for bottling in January 2017.