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2015wismeroakchard

2015 Foxcroft Oaked Chardonnay

$23.95

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Production: 84 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2015

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 10 months, 25% New Oak

Alcohol Content: 13.0%

PH: 3.40

TA: 5.1 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2025

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 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 where it settled with the use of bentonite clay fining.  This wine was then gently filtered before bottling.

Appearance:

Golden straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Floral honeysuckle, honeydew melon and citrus with hints of vanilla and pear. Underlying notes of fresh apples, cream, butter and toast, round out the complex aromas showcased by this wine.

Palate:

A ripe and balanced wine with elegance and structure. Focused, tight and fruit driven on the palate. Fresh flavours of apple, pear and citrus are on the forefront of the palate while toasty lees, buttery notes and oak, which add structure throughout. Fruity and creamy characters are supported by focused minerality and balanced acidity. This wine has a medium weight with a lingering, balanced, citrus and toasty finsih. Fermented and aged in 100% French Oak, 25% new oak, the fruit and complex flavours hold its intensity and the fruitiness is supported by the oak for structure and complexity.

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