2012 Ballabourneen Stuart Chardonnay

Halliday 94/100

Color, nose and palate

Aromas of white peach and fermentation derived complexity feature on the nose. On the palate the wine has well-structured oak and finely balanced tannins that enrich the wine. The palate finishes clean, with a lingering warmth on the back palate.

 

Food recommendation: Soft cheeses and white meats.

Cellaring potential: Enjoy now until 2020.

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SKU: 2011BALLSTCHD Category:

Description

Winemaker’s comments

The fruit for this wine was grown in Lovedale on the Majors Lane vineyard. This vineyard consistently produces excellent quality fruit from a 3 acre block grown on loamy/clay soils.Handpicked, pressed and transferred into barrels for 100% barrel fermentation. Three different yeast isolates were used to create this fine Chardonnay. To preserve the fresh apple character no malolactic fermentation was induced.

Wine analysis

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.06

Total acidity: 7.8gL

Maturation: French oak for 10 months on lees. 30% new oak.

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