Rochford Chardonnay 2020

RRP: $21.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 12.6%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine.
Tasting Notes:
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Hand-picked from the 28th of February to 2nd of March Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was crushed and pressed to French oak barriques and puncheons (10% new) for primary fermentation. 18% of the blend underwent malolactic conversion with some occasional lees stirring. 8 months on lees in oak.
Viticultural Notes: A blend of Chardonnay grapes from our Gruyere and Gembrook vineyards. 2020 was a long and cool growing season in the Yarra Valley. Winter rains were substantial and by the end of spring we had full and healthy vine canopies. The conditions around flowering were challenging leading to low fruit yields. The season progressed with very mild conditions extending the ripening period for harvest well into Autumn for some varieties. The 2020 wines reflect our part of the world and our cool climate.