Fox Creek Chardonnay
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.
Golden peach, ripe apricot and sweet mixed spice notes combine with creamy yeast characters and subtle biscuity oak to create a rich, complex bouquet.
A rich fruity palate shows golden peach, rockmelon and apricot flavours. The subtle and integrated oak frame supports the creamy and yeasty midpalate, with the balanced oak and acid completing a rich, full bodied wine that shows balance and restraint.
The Chardonnay vineyard was harvested in mid February at 13.1 Baumé. A portion of the juice (approximately 35%) 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.
- Alcohol 13.4%
The Chardonnay is wonderful on release and we would expect the wine to be at its very best through 2013 to 2017.
Top 40 Best Buys, Winestate Magazine May/June 2013
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
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