2018
BAILLIEU

Baillieu Chardonnay

This cool climate chardonnay shows aromas of nectarines with subtle tropical fruit characters, with a hint of lemon citrus notes. The palate is silky smooth with a fresh tropical mid palate. The balanced acidity is refreshing with an elegant finish.

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VARIETY

Chardonnay

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

7th March 2018

PLANTED

1995

ALCOHOL

13.2% Vol

COLOUR

Pale Straw

BOUQUET

Aromas of nectarines with subtle tropical fruit characters, with a hint of lemon citrus notes.

WINEMAKER

Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard

PALATE

The palate is silky smooth with a fresh tropical mid palate. The balanced acidity is refreshing with an elegant finish.

VINTAGE

A perfect late Spring and early Summer resulted in the best flowering and fruit set we have seen for many years. It was followed by a dry and mild ripening period. The berries show intense perfume and great flavour which has produced exceptionally balanced wines.

WINEMAKING

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 20% of the barrels completing malolactic fermentation. Prepared for bottling in December 2018.