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2017 Tribute Series Chardonnay

The Tribute Series represents our finest, single site expressions. This 2017 Chardonnay is a selection of our finest, handpicked barrels from a single clone block. The wine presents an attractive bouquet of lemon pith and white nectarine with a subtle hint of struck match. The palate is bright and fresh with layers of complexity, crunchy stone fruit and generous, toasty oak.

Vintage 2017 presented uncharacteristically classic conditions; with a cool and wet spring delaying budburst and flowering. The later months of summer saw idyllic conditions, with a consistent pattern of warm days and cool nights resulting in an extended growing period and excellent ripeness across all varieties. The entirety of this Chardonnay block was handpicked and whole bunch pressed before being racked to barriques. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% one and two year old French oak for a period of 13 months.

Bottle $50.00
Melba Estate Club Member   $40.00
TECHNICAL NOTES

Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol:  12.52%

TA: 6.50g/l

ph: 3.14

Oak:  French Barriques

Cellaring:  Drink now for 10 years