2014 Foxcroft Oaked Chardonnay

$19.95

In stock

Production: 153 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2014

Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard Designation: Foxcroft Vineyard

Region: Twenty Mile Bench

Vine Age: 15-20 years

Soil: Clay and loam with limestone

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: French Oak fermented and aged for 12 months, 42% New Oak

Alcohol Content: 13.1%

PH: 3.22

TA: 8.78 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2026

Serving Temperature: 10 – 16 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

These grapes were harvested by hand with specific timing that incorporated ripe fruit flavours and fresh acidity. We hand harvested and whole cluster pressed the grapes in our gentle bladder with a long, slow, press cycle which allowed for maximum juice yield without compromising flavour extraction. The juice was cold settled in a stainless tank before racking into barrels for alcoholic and malolactic fermentations. The barrels were carefully monitored and tasted for 10 months, before any sulphur additions took place. After aging was complete the barrels were blended back into tank and lightly filtered to preserve the wine without stripping the flavours and textures, before bottling.

Appearance:

A pale straw colour with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Vanilla, pear and apple notes on the nosewith minerality, butter and toast. Underlying aromas of lime and hints of rosemary.

Palate:

A medium intensity wine with elegance and structure. Focused, tight and fruit driven on the palate. Many layers and complexity have you going back for another taste: flavours of apple, pear, lees and oak throughout the palate. Toasty and creamy characters are supported by focused minerality and an acid backbone. This very ageable wine has a medium weight with a lingering, balanced citrus and a wet stone finish. Fermented and aged in 100% French Oak, 42% new, the fruit holds its intensity and is supported by the oak for structure and complexity.

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