Rochford Single Vineyard 'Dans les Bois' Chardonnay 2016

RRP: $60.00
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Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 14.0%
HALLIDAY RATING: 91
Tasting Notes: Delicate, understated and restrained. Baked apples, spice and fresh cream. The lees provided both substance and a heightened umami like savouriness. Beautifully balanced with a lovely lingering finish.
Winemaking Notes: Hand picked 9th February 2016.
Crushed and pressed straight to oak (30% new). Both primary fermentation and malolactic were natural.
Elevage: 10 months on lees in oak before being racked and blended in preparation for bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Swallowfield is located in Gembrook, making it the southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley. While Gembrook is known for its volcanic derived red soils, Swallowfield sits on a granite outcrop. These quartz rich soils are perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 2016 will be remembered as one of the warmest and earliest harvests on record.