2014 Ballabourneen Stuart Chardonnay

Halliday 92/100

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.

180 in stock

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SKU: 2014BALLSTCHD Category:


Winemaker’s comments

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.

Wine analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.29
Total acidity: 6.7gL
Maturation: French oak for 10 months on lees.
30% new oak in 500L barrels.