El Nino Chardonnay 2013 (12 Bottles & Freight Inclusive)

El Nino Chardonnay 2013 (12 Bottles & Freight Inclusive)
Brand: Mt Eliza Estate
Product Code: ENCHD13
Availability: In Stock
Price: $220.00AUD
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Grapes for this wine were sourced from Victoria’s Yarra Valley, an area well-known for its premium cool climate wine styles. The region is particularly suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Region: Yarra Valley 100%

Composition: Chardonnay 100%

Vintage conditions:

The 2012-13 growing season began wet and cool but soon dried out to produce excellent growing conditions. Some late rain re-appeared but good viticulture allowed us to handle this with ease. Flavours developed well and the cooler conditions retained high natural acidity.

Winemaking:

Harvested in the cool of the night and transported to the winery for immediate processing. The first free-run juice was fermented in French oak barrels with the remaining portion fermented in tank to provide fruit brightness in the finished blend. No malo-lactic fermentation occurred. The two components were blended just prior to bottling in September 2015.

Analysis:

Alcohol:                %                        pH:                       T/A : g/l

Tasting comments:

Light to medium straw in colour, still showing youthful green tinges. Lifted bouquet of citrus fruits and summer flowers with a smoky oak background. The palate is fresh and crisp with excellent balance. This harmony leads through to the finish which is smooth and long, without heaviness or excessive acidity.