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2016 Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay
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The perfect summer chardonnay.

Tasting Notes
Ninth Island Chardonnay showcases our cool climate vineyard sites in the North of Tasmania. Aromas of white tree blossom, light peach, subtle honeysuckle and green tea. Flavours of white stone fruit, citrus and hints of lychee. Enticing acidity with white quartz minerality.
Vineyard Notes
Produced from sites at Pipers Brook and from Strathlynn in the West Tamar, 70km away. Northeast sites are close to Bass Strait and are subject to strong maritime influences. The Tamar Valley’s hillside slopes offer vines some protection from prevailing westerly winds, promoting warm, settled conditions for much of the growing season. The latter has surprisingly low rainfall. Sites in the Tamar Valley are a mixture of brown Chromosol and Vertosol (black cracking clay) soils. Both soil types have excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Predominantly cane-pruned, Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises, which expose bunches to the sun. 30 Year old vines give consistently low yields with increase concentration and flavour. Selected leaf-plucking achieves full ripeness with fleshy flavours.
Winemaker Notes
Cold harvested at night. Carefully de-stemmed and crushed with slightly oxidative handling. Juice fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel vats to enhance varietal aromas and flavours. Around 10% of the wine was aged in French oak to add texture and tighten the wine’s structure as it flows across the palate. Bottled early under screwcap to preserve lively minerally/citrus fruit and integrated crisp acidity.
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