Fox Creek Chardonnay

Current vintage

2013

A complex wine that has aromas of lime and stone fruits with melon citrus flavours on the palate. The flavours are fresh and mouth filling. The wine is made more complex by a portion being stirred on lees and barrel fermented.

Appearance

Pale gold.

Bouquet

White peach, nectarine, rockmelon and cumquat, combined with fresh yeast characters and subtle biscuity oak to create a rich complex bouquet.

Palate

A rich fruity palate shows golden peach, pineapple and apricot flavours. The subtle and integrated oak frame supports the creamy and yeasty midpalate, with the crisp lemon zest acid completing a rich, full bodied wine that combines power and balance.

Winemaking

The Chardonnay vineyard was harvested in mid February after a warm post veraison ripening period. A portion of the juice (approximately 30%) was fermented in new and one year old French oak barrels. Approximately 30% of this blend was fermented in old oak as a wild yeast fermentation that also went through partial MLF to achieve greater complexity. The barrel fermented portion was matured in oak on yeast lees for 10 months to create a rich creamy palate. The remainder of the blend was fermented in stainless steel tanks at moderate temperatures to retain maximum fruit character.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 13.45%

Ageing potential

The Chardonnay is wonderful on release and we would expect the wine to be at its very best through 2014 to 2018.

Awards

Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna 2014 
Seal of Approval, Japan Wine Challenge 2014

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2013 Chardonnay

2012 Chardonnay

2012 Chardonnay in Large Print

2011 Chardonnay

2011 Chardonnay in Large Print

2010 Chardonnay

2010 Chardonnay in Large Print

2008 Chardonnay

2007 Chardonnay

2006 Chardonnay

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  • Circle Club$17.00
  • Retail$23.00

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