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2018 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

The 2018 is ‘tighter’ in structure than previous vintages, but still has a lovely pale yellow/green colour and lifted grapefruit and apple aromas. Our oak regime is 100% French and mostly 500L puncheons, so any bran meal or vanillin notes are very subtle. The crisp acidity and low alcohol makes for quite a zesty mouth feel. Grapefruit pith and rock melon carry through for a long finish. This wine will age superbly.

Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards
95 Points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke

CRU $346.50   SVC $326.70

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Wine Specs
7.7 g/L
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
The past 3 vintages have been awarded at Australian Wine Shows. 6 x Trophies / 11 x Gold
Whole bunch pressing, wild ferment in new French oak have come together in spectacular fashion. The wine was fermented in 30% new French oak and the balance older, from a variety of cooperages.
Winemaker Comments
The Indigo property has different soils, aspect, clones and vine age, but it is another great example of what this region can do for Chardonnay. We have minimum winemaker input to let the regional characteristics shine through. 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 stared to climb with highs of 34C and then 35C in December being reached. January 2018 saw a top temperature of 40.7C tempered with a much needed 70mm of rain towards the of January. Harvest progressed under clear blue skies.
Food Pairing
Seafood and light meats.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.

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