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864 Single Block Release

2017 864 – Oakridge Chardonnay - Funder and Diamond Vineyard

Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Yarra Valley
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

Straw coloured with green hues. Burnt match and gun flint sits over grapefruit, lemon, white flowers and green skinned nectarine. The impression is of leanness and tightness, of treading lower ripeness. The palate is beautifully integrated and complex, revealing more with time in the glass. Flint and wet stones, slate, nectarines, papaya and white flowers carried on a seamlessly textured, creamy medium body. The finish is all green apples and lemons – persistent, long and precise with savoury phenolics and mineral refreshment. Linear, formed and complex.

97pts - James Halliday
Winner - 2019 Langtons Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
Best White Wine in Show - 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show

Winemaking Notes

All grapes hand harvested and sorted prior to whole bunch pressing directly to French oak puncheons for natural fermentation. 20% of the barrels were new. Post-fermentation, the wine was matured on its fermentation lees for 10 months in barrel followed by a further 6 months in tank prior to bottling after a single filtration.

Growing Conditions

A cool spring wet spring followed by a long, dry autumn, with low crops and strong varietal characters. Flowering occurred in late October, fruit set in December and harvest on March 17th 12.5° baume.

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