Mount Macleod Organic Chardonnay 2014
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Colour

Pale straw with a green tinge

Nose

Sweetly spiced citrus and light tropical aromas, lychees and hints of juicy confectionary lemon and barley

Palate

Fresh and bright with vibrantly concentrated primary fruit and a creamy generosity that is pulled into line by balanced lively acidity



The 2014 growing season started with plenty of soil moisture and good early season growth. Winds and rain marked the early part of the season but the winds assisted in keeping new growth clean and disease free. Colder weather suppressed fruit formation in October and the yields locked in from this point were only small at best. A hot summer helped reduce disease pressure further and then a mild autumn kicked in which enabled the small but quality crop to be harvested throughout early autumn.



The fruit for this wine was hand and machine harvested in small batches as the season unfolded. Flavour windows opened and closed and we grabbed portions here and there. The majority of fruit was harvested between 13.1 and 13.6 baume. Each batch was pressed and lightly settled before being racked to barrels as a cloudy juice. Fermentation was allowed to begin naturally and the barrels then underwent fermentation at there own pace. After fermentation the wine was left on full lees unsulfured. Most barrels began spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation that was allowed to proceed to completeness. After an 18 month elevage, the wine was then racked and bottled. 100% Grade A Organic

Mount Macleod Chardonnay 2014

$108