Chardonnay Magnum - Hans Herzog

Chardonnay 2016 Magnum

Regular price $280.00 Sale

Our Magnums are presented beautifully in our exclusive wooden boxes (domestic customers only). Best enjoyed with a group of friends and family. 

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…

Vintage 2016+

Chardonnay, a progeny of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc is responsible for the finest white Burgundy. When the vineyard site is right, yields not too high, acid not too low, and winemaking skilled, Chardonnay can produce thrilling, savoury, dry, full-bodied wines that will continue to improve in bottle for more than a decade. The ideal warm and long growing season of 2016 together with our low yield philosophy produced perfect healthy and flavourful berries with a gentle perfume, ripened to perfection from the 20 year old vines.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

'I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed and transferred the must in in 500 litre French oak puncheons (50% new) for a natural (wild yeast) fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to the wines remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the barrel to mature and flourish but will develop into something heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only lightly filtrated to retain all the goodness. Naturally beautiful…'

Tasting Notes+

A smoky nose with stunning vibrancy. Big, bold and honeyed – massive in fact. Some oak still in evidence but still racy underneath. Ripe citrus fruit. Absolutely pure and bursting with energy. Rich and curvaceous across the tongue, yet still so elegant with a silky, smooth lingering finish.

Technical Data+
Variety        100% Chardonnay
Clones   Mendoza / Dijon clones
Rootstock SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann
Vine age  20 years
Soil    Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Plant Density 5,500 vines/ha
Yield    3t/ha
Alcohol     13.5%
Residual Sugar  <1 g/l
Ageing Potential   10+ years



Food Matching Suggestions+

The beauty of Chardonnay is its versatility - it matches practically everything. A wine to sip and savour...