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Brokenwood Wines

2018 Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay

Beechworth VIC

Perfect, pale green colour and lifted grapefruit aromas. The minimal oak sits nicely with the fine, juicy citrus flavours on the palate accompanied by subtle bran meal. The driving force of this wine is the acidity – long and pure. Approximately 95% from Beechworth, the final components of this wine basically selected themselves. Another top-notch vintage!

CRU $315.00  SVC $297.00

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
3.18
Residual Sugar
1.0 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Vinification
The wine saw oxidative handling, which results in low phenolics and ultimately, a greater complexity. A combination of pure yeast ferments with small parcels of wild ferments.
Winemaker Comments
Sufficient winter rainfall in 2017 saw the vines off to a good bud burst and then 55mm of rain in early December was very welcome. Particularly as temperatures had started to climb with highs of 34C and then 35C in December. January 2018 saw a top temperature of 40.7C tempered with a much needed 70mm of rain towards the end of January. Harvest progressed under clear blue skies. Brokenwood, along with a large number of Chardonnay producers, are harvesting much earlier than 10 years ago. This is partly due to a lot of vineyards reaching maturity, and therefore having great fruit flavour and concentration at lower sugar levels. Additionally, consumers are demanding more finely structured Chardonnay, meaning lower alcohols and less oak.
Food Pairing
Rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
Drink
Drinking very well now or over the short term.

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