Region: Yarra Valley
Appearance: Pale with a green edge.
Bouquet: Fine, restrained Chardonnay showing lifted florals and citrus, grilled nuts and crushed limestone.
Palate: Finely woven texture, savoury edge, drying phenolics, energetic and composed.
Suggested Cuisine: Tarragon roast chicken.
General Characteristics: Dry/ Medium bodied
Cellaring: Realistically needs two-three years to really show its pedigree and will continue to develop complexity and interest for up eight to ten years in a good cellar.
Vineyard: The A5 Vineyard was planted in 1976 to a clone called P58. It is a gentle sloping vineyard facing predominantly south-west. It produces quite fine boned Chardonnay with terrific ageing potential.
Vintage Conditions: A terrific mild, dry season after good early rain with a good balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed, good natural acidity.
Winemaking: Grapes are hand picked, whole bunch crushed, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The turbid juice is then racked to older French oak casks where it undergoes natural fermentation. Lees are stirred in late autumn and a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 2.7 %, pH: 3.29 TA: 5.9 g/L
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