2014 Ballabourneen Stuart Chardonnay
Color, nose and palate
Aromas of white peach and green apples, with fermentation derived complexity on the nose. On the palate the wine has well-structured oak, finely balanced fruit tannins and citric acid, that enrich the wines balanced finish.
Food recommendation: Soft cheeses and white meats.
Cellaring potential: Enjoy now until 2020.
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The fruit for this wine was grown in Lovedale sub region sourced from the Majors Lane and Trinity vineyards. These vineyards consistently produce 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. 10% malolactic fermentation was induced to add complexity, whilst keeping fruit integrity and balance.
Total acidity: 6.7gL
Maturation: French oak for 10 months on lees.
30% new oak in 500L barrels.