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Askerne Estate Chardonnay 2017

$23.00 $20.70

Pristine fruit was hand harvested off the estate vineyard and barrel fermented to produce a rich and complex Chardonnay. Notes of vanilla, toast and mixed spice complement the stone fruit and citrus notes of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Ageing potential 3-5 years. The wine will compliment fish, chicken and pork dishes.

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Description

WINEMAKING NOTES

The fruit for this wine is a blend of Mendoza, Clone 15 and Clone 95 Chardonnay, which was grown in the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace at Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested, sorted then pressed with fractions kept seperate.

The wine was fermented and aged for 9 months in 1-3 year old French and Hungarian oak barrels. Lees stirring was undertaken to naturally preserve and add structure to this wine. 100% of the wine underwent malolactic conversion.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

pH 3.55
TA 5.47 g/l
RS 3.34 g/l
Alcohol 14%

Additional information

Weight 100 kg
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Askerne Estate Winery

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