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2018 Willow Creek Vineyard Petrichor Chardonnay



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The first ever release of a single block Chardonnay, grown in the coolest corner of the vineyard planted in 1989. This is a powerful and complex Chardonnay with great cellaring potential. This wine is made in very limited quantities.


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Drink with: Sweet corn, polenta, saltbush, soured cream
Cellaring: to 2027
Colour: Pale straw
Bouquet: Stone fruit aromas layered with floral notes and cashews
Palate: A distinct power and generosity complements the fresh, citrus-tinged acidity. Shows the layers of flavour suggested by the bouquet; a wine which will build in complexity over time.
Harvested: March 2018
Bottled: February 2019
Alc/Vol: 13.5
Status : In stock

The hand harvested fruit was whole bunch pressed to retain the pristine fruit characters and minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was then transferred to French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for fermentation and maturation on lees, with monthly stirring, for 10 months prior to bottling in February 2019.

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