Rochford Single Vineyard Isabella's Chardonnay 2018

Special: $29.00
RRP: $75.00
96 Points - The Wine Front
Tasting Notes: The wine opens with a well controlled sulphide note that gives way to dandelion, lemon rind and lightly roasted cashews. The palate is loaded with personality showing a real density of grapefruit and preserved lemon that melds well with some phenolic grip that is a hallmark of the slope that this special vineyard‘s fruit is grown on.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked on the 19th of February.
Crushed and presssed with full solids straight to French oak (30% new), both primary fermentation and maloactic were natural. Elevaged 10 months on lees in oak before being racked in preparation for bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Located within two kilometers of Rochford’s Hill Road Winery at Coldstream the grapes for this wine come from the property formerly known as Briarty Hill and re-named Isabella’s Vineyard upon its purchase in December 2009. This north facing vineyard is situated at the eastern end of the contour that is home to some of the districts most celebrated vineyards, all of which share Briarty Road addresses. Grown on ancient, mountain derived sandy clay loams, these rocky soils combined with our forty year-old vines are at the heart of this wine.
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol: 13.0%
Contains sulphites, Vegan Wine