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2017 Run Free Chardonnay

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SKU: 17RFCHARD
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$300.00
/ Case of 12
 
$22.50 as part of a straight or mixed case

VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

This 2017 Chardonnay was picked in pristine conditions in late March 2017. The fruit was destemmed and pressed, the juice transferred directly into French 225l barriques and temperature controlled to ensure a slow fermentation process with a mix of natural (wild) yeast and cultured yeast. This allowed for the development of complex flavours and textural weight. Post-fermentation the lees were stirred gently weekly until the balance between oak, lees and fruit characters was achieved. No malo-lactic fermentation was carried out with all the natural acidity preserved.

THE WINE

The wine shows a lifted bouquet of stonefruit and citrus with an underlay of toasty spice. The palate displays barrel ferment characters which add complexity while nutty flavours and melons also add to the long flavoursome finish.

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REVIEWS OF NOTE

2017

17.5 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Oct 2018

2016 Vintage

91 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jan 2017

2014 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
91 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Feb 2016
'Top Value', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Feb 2016
4 Stars, Winewise Magazine, Nov 2015

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Acid
6.5
pH
3.29
Residual Sugar
2
Alcohol %
13.2
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