Chardonnay 2010 - Library Wine
For Burgundy lovers! Think Premier Cru Meursault, exquisitely complex and tremendously concentrated revealing incredible silkiness and depth. Compelling aromas of tropical fruit and white flowers. Persistent straight through to the last reverberant sip, showing the generosity and rounded texture of delicate barrel maturation where it flourished to a triumph of Chardonnay. Naturally beautiful and ageless…
We picked our two different Chardonnay clones during the first and second week of April at a tiny low yield of just 600g per vine.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
After delicately destemming a portion of the bunches, allowing some to remain whole, the berries underwent a gentle pressing and were then transferred to 500-liter oak puncheons for a spontaneous yeast fermentation. This was followed by a secondary malolactic fermentation. Subsequently, the wine matured on its fine lees, receiving regular stirring over a 14-month period.
Defined by tremendously concentrated, ripe fruit flavours balanced by a sturdy structure, rich texture and great complexity. The epitome of elegance.
|Clones||Mendoza / Dijon clones|
SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann
|Soil||Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.|
|Planting Density||5,500 vines/ha|
|Ageing Potential||15+ years (if kept at constant temperature under 14 degrees Celsius)|
Food Matching Suggestions+
The beauty of Chardonnay is its versatility - it matches practically everything. A wine to sip and savour...