An elegant and vibrant wine this has aromas of ripe pear, nectarine, grapefruit and a hint of vanilla. On the palate it is very tight and fresh with well integrated oak and citrusy acidity. Drinking beautifully now this wine will age for up to 7 years.
The fruit was handpicked from the “Hill” block on our Estate vineyard, into baskets, then cooled overnight and whole bunch pressed with the juice being allowed to settle overnight. We then transferred the best juice into a new 300L classy French oak barrel, and the remainder into older French oak barrels – all from the best cooperages. Fermentation with wild yeasts was followed by “lees stirring” and malo – lactic fermentation.
The wines spent a total of 12 months in the equivalent of 25% new French oak, before being blended & bottled. First batch bottled in October 2015, handmade, screw cap.
We recommend serving this lightly chilled on its own with with fish or chicken dishes.
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Previous vintage was rated 95 Pts by James Halliday "Australian Wine Companion".
|Bottling Date||October 2015|
Tilbrook Estate Chardonnay 2014
- Producer: Tilbrook Estate
- Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
- Availability: Pre-Order