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Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2019

Special: $28.50
RRP: $38.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2019
Cellaring:
Alcohol: 12.7%, Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: This Chardonnay opens with a flinty sulphide that then moves to ripe lemon, fresh white peach and a touch of cashew. On the palate it‘s a juicy and flavoursome ride of white peach and grapefruit. The fruit is supported by a fine acid and a gentle phenolic giving great texture and freshness.
Winemaking Notes: Fruit is crushed and presssed to French and Austrian oak barriques and puncheons (15% new) and a ceramic egg with juice solids for primary fermentation. 43% malolactic conversion, then sulphured on less. 10 months on less in oak.
Viticultural Notes: Chardonnay clones: I10V3, I10V5, 76 and 96
Handpicked on the 26th February and 6th March 2019
Optimal conditions for flowering and fruitset in the vineyards gave well balanced yield with plenty of promise leading into the 2019 harvest. A dry January and February followed, culminating in a relatively compressed vintage, though attention to detail in the vineyards gave winemakers wonderfully balanced fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay grapes from our Yarra Valley Swallowfield and Isabella‘s vineyards.