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Rochford Single Vineyard 'Premier' Chardonnay 2018

RRP: $100.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2018
Cellaring:
Alcohol: 13.5%, Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: Medium Yellow/Straw colour with flashes of green. Peach stone and nectarine fruit aromas with roasted almond kernel and flecks of struck flint. A full and unctuous evolution to the palate with a round, glossy, mouthfeel in the middle. A hint of lime conserve and a fine grained veneer of cold toast oak tones draw the palate out to a long dry finish.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Hand-picked on the 5th of March
Vinification & Elevage: Crushed and pressed with full solids straight to French oak (50% new), both primary fermentation and malotaltic were natural. 10 months on lees in oak before being racked in preparation for bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Swallowfield is located in Gembrook, making it the southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley. While Gembrook is known for its volcanic derived red soils, Swallowfield sits on a granite outcrop. These quartz rich soils are perfect for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This is the third release of our ‘premier‘ single vineyard Chardonnay. Swallowfield Block One, I clone Chardonnay traditionally produces the fruit that best represents this site.
The 2018 harvest will be remembered fondly by winemakers in the Yarra Valley. It was a rare season that gave above average yields and excellent quality fruit. Dry sunny conditions with cool overnight temperatures provided good natural acidity and concentrated wines at lower alcohol levels.