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2016 Mt. Crawford Chardonnay

Producer: Thorn Clarke
Country/Region: Australia - South Australia - Eden Valley
Ratings:
WSVIN
9090

The wine is a pale straw color with a green hue. The nose displays some complexity with white peach and citrus, complimented by underlying nutty characteristics. This is a medium weight wine with peach and citrus characters, a creamy mid palate, balanced nicely with a tight acid line. The wine finishes with balance and a good persistence.

2016 Mt. Crawford Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Grape Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
ABV: 12.5%
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)

Wine Making Notes:

Spring rainfall was well below average with several days reaching 30°C. The growing season had even temperatures and little rainfall. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the development of good floral characters and the fruit retaining its natural acidity. Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press). After settling the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of the fruit. After fermentation the yeast lees were stirred for 6 weeks (battonage). Post fermentation the wine was stabilized, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.


Pairings:

The winemaker recommends trying this wine with chicken teppanyaki.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
A1EE294200CHS 750ml 12 Glass 8 53065 00022 1 1 08 53065 00022 8 $14.99