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16 St Leonards Vineyard Chardonnay

16 St Leonards Vineyard Chardonnay

This white wine is a lovely, sophisticated, modern style of Rutherglen Chardonnay with intense fresh lifted stone-fruit characters, some fermentation complexity and the merest hint of French oak. Crafted for immediate enjoyment.
Dry
Sweet
Vintage 2016
Variety Chardonnay
Alcohol 13.1%
Cellaring 2, Enjoy Now
Goes Well With chargrilled chili squid, chargrilled prawns, lobster, seafood, soft cheeses
  • $28.00 Bottle
  • $168.00 Case (6)
    or 4 payments of $42.00.
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An intensely flavoured Australian Chardonnay crafted in a contemporary style. Aromatics of peach and nectarine intermingle with citrus zest and spicy French oak. The palate displays fermentation complexity and texture wrapped in balanced acidity and generous length. With its lifted fruit characters and delicate oak, it would be a perfect partner to a range of fish or white meat dishes, perhaps scallops pan fried in butter with a crisp green salad.


Our Rutherglen Chardonnay will cellar well for a year or two, see it soften a little whilst retaining vibrant fruit freshness, but is ideally a white wine enjoyed young.

The grapes were picked at the beginning of February 2016 from the southern block of St Leonards’ vineyard. The juice was split into 3 parcels. One went straight to oak for full fermentation, the second was started in tank then transferred to oak to finish and the third was fermented to completion in tank then transferred to oak. All parcels were matured for six months in a mix of new and old French oak barriques prior to preparation for bottling. It was bottled in February 2016.

It will cellar well for a year or two and see it soften a little whilst retaining vibrant fruit freshness, but it is ideally enjoyed young.

With its lifted fruit characters and delicate oak, it would be a perfect partner to a range of fish or white meat dishes, perhaps scallops pan fried in butter with a crisp green salad.

Chardonnay is the most widely travelled white variety, cropping up in almost every wine producing country. Even in its native France it is unusual in being found in several regions. From the far north of Champagne, where it is used in the eponymous fizz, through Chablis and Burgundy with their classic table wines, all the way to the sunny region of Languedoc for cheap and cheerful quaffers.

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All orders are shipped by Australia Post or Fastway. Please allow up to 5 normal business days for shipping to capital cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) and more for other areas.

SHIPPING COSTS

We deliver Australia wide for the following costs per delivery:
Albury/Local Area $6.00
Melbourne/Canberra $14.00
Sydney/Adelaide $14.00
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast $16.00
Country VIC/NSW/SA $16.00
Tasmania $26.00
Perth $29.00
Country QLD $29.00
NT/Country WA $36.00

 

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