Elgee Park Family Reserve Chardonnay
Harvested 29th February. Pale chartreuse -golden straw in colour. The aroma has intensely perfumed nectarine with a hint of honey. The palate is balanced with stone fruit, nuts, fresh citrus & creamed honey.
Matured in French oak for 11 months, adding texture and complexity, finishing with exceptional balance.
29th February 2016
Pale chartreuse – golden straw.
Intensely perfumed nectarine with a hint of honey.
Balanced stone fruit with nuts, fresh citrus & creamed honey. Matured in French oak for 11 months, adding texture and complexity.
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.
The fruit was perfectly ripe, Following careful handpicking, the grapes were delivered to the winery, destemmed, and whole bunch pressed, settled and then racked to barrel and inoculated. The wine was fermented in French oak barrels with regular lees stirring. Partial malolactic fermentation was completed in spring. The wine had 11 months in French oak barriques.