2018 'Old School' Chardonnay

West Cape Howe WinesVintage Description:

This Chardonnay is all from our Mt Barker vineyards in the Great Southern. Fermented entirely in French oak, it’s gone through malolactic fermentation for a further complexity and to develop some textural characters. Made ‘the way they used to be’, this is a flavoursome Chardonnay with great fruit flavours and a beautiful acid balance.

Fruit Source:Mount Barker
Blend:100% Chardonnay; Langton vineyard, Mt Barker
Colour:Bright with a light-medium straw colour.
Aroma:Lovely aromas of fresh, toasty French oak with light buttery characters (reminiscent of a freshly baked almond croissant!).
Palate:There’s a good level of toastiness from the oak used during fermentation, complemented by the buttery pastry flavours from the malolactic fermentation. A wine with good texture and palate weight, the delicious ‘peach crumble’ fruit flavours are complexed by the toasty oak and a gentle acidity on the finish.
Cellar Potential:5 years
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