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2023 Baillieu Chardonnay

Available to our Wine Club Members Only

$40.00

This Wine is for club members only.
VARIETY

Chardonnay

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

24th March 2023

PLANTED

1995

ALCOHOL

13.5% Vol

COLOUR

Pale gold

BOUQUET

Pronounced aromas of white blossom, yellow peach and hints of tropical fruits combine with vanilla oak and honey.

WINEMAKER

Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard

PALATE

A lush palate of ripe peach and nectarines, well balanced and integrated with fresh acidity and subtle oak characteristics.

VINTAGE

Some challenging weather conditions around flowering reduced the fruit set and resulting yields. Although temperatures across the ripening period were slightly higher than average the day time temperatures were cooler. This allowed for an extended ripening period and together with low yields gives the wine great minerality drive and finesse while maintaining the acidity.

WINEMAKING

This pristine single vineyard Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy and freshness, then settled in tank to clarify overnight. The juice was transferred to French oak barriques (20% of which were new) for ferment and maturation, with the barrels completing malolactic fermentation soften the high natural acidity from this very cool season. Prepared for bottling in January 2024

Age Verification

Are you at least 18 years old?

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