2018 Ceres Hill Chardonnay
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2018 White Label Chardonnay


Our Saxonvale Vineyard has 40 year old chardonnay vines planted on the volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill. Low yielding vines with shaded canopies resulting in fruit with intense flavour and sharp natural acidity. Naturally fermented on full solids in 1-2year old puncheons, this modern Australian chardonnay shows the perfect balance of subtle oak, texture, elegant fruit, and long acidity.


Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vineyard Saxonvale Vineyard

Block  Block 2 (planted 1983)


Colour  Pale Lemon

Nose  White Nectarine, stonefruit, spiced vanilla

Palate  White peach, grapefruit, subtle oak influences, rich in style with sharp acidity giving line and length


Tasting Notes This wine has a lovely balance of complex savoury characteristics from the natural fermentation on full solids giving richness and midpalate weight to this wine. The oak sits softly around the core fruit profile of stonefruits and grapefruit.  High natural acidity contributes line and length and excellent age ability.


Food Match  Crispy Pork belly, Mushroom Risotto

Cellaring  5 to 10 years +


Winemakers Notes   The 2018 vintage was hot and dry and produced outstanding quality fruit from all varieties. This wine was fermented in 500 litre French puncheon barrels using high solids, natural yeasts and a moderated ferment temperature to achieve complex savoury aromatics. Post ferment, lees contact and batonage is used to create mid palate weight and texture. High acidity gives this wine balance and a long finish, as well as contributing to the cellaring potential of the wine.


 Alcohol - 12 %               pH- 3.30                    TA - 7.6 g/l


RRP  $40.00

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