Chardonnay (Oaked) 2017

This single vineyard, Estate-grown Chardonnay displays baked apple and ripe melon aromas enhanced by subtle toasty oak characteristics. The generous mid palate combines stone fruit, cashew and a hint of creaminess. A backbone of crunchy green apple acidity gives the wine freshness and a lingering finish. Drinking at its peak now until 2025 but the brave and patient will be rewarded. 

Winemaker's Notes

Woody Nook Wines Chardonnay 2017 was made from a portion of the 9.65 tonne of Joliffe Block Chardonnay machine harvested on the pt March, 2017 at 12.2° baume. Destemmed, crushed and pressed to tank for floatation to remove the juice from the grape solids. The juice was then inoculated with Zym X16 yeast before transferring to 14 oak barriques (64% new French Nadalie Marsannay & Colbert, Saury Lumiere), the balance second-use French oak barriques (225Its) for barrel fermentation lasting eighteeen days. The Chardonnay was matured for eight months on lees with weekly stirring (batonage) to increase mouthfeel and complexity before filtration and bottling in December 2017.
230 cases were produced.

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