Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2010

Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2010

This Chardonnay displays alluring aromas of fresh lemon, lime and apple blossom on the nose. The palate reveals a wonderful minerality, with layers of complexity enhanced by subtle nuances of wood.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Elgin Vintners
winemaker : Kevin Grant
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.32 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal

ageing : This wine drinks beautifully now but has great maturation potential.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: The Glenrosa soils of Elgin Orchards and Rowey Farm.
Viticulture: Both vineyards are VSP trained and are from Clone CY96 and CY95.

about the harvest: Elgin Orchards: 11th March 2010 (10.5 tons)
Rowey Farm: 18th March 2010 (2.5 tons)

in the cellar : A minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking approach was adopted in the same tradition of the Burgundian Chardonnays.  The wine is 100% barrel fermented and carefully matured in specially selected small French oak barriques, of which one third were new, sourced exclusively from Burgundian coopers. Only 30% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Fortnightly batonnage was employed throughout the 10 month maturation period. 

Bottling date: 10th December 2010

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