Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2019

Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2019

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Grapes were harvested on 15 March 2019 from 14 year old vines. 85% of the wine started fermentation in stainless steel tanks and were moved to barrel halfway through the fermentation process. Of this 85%, 37% of the wine was fermented in new Burgundian style wine barrels and 48% in 2nd-fill barrels. The remaining 15% of the wine went through spontaneous fermentation in stainless tank with rocks from the vineyard and in a special fermentation egg. The wine spent 8 months on its primary lees with intermittent barrel rolling to stir up the lees and release the manno-proteins in the yeast cells that add flavour and structure to the final wine. A total of 5,600 bottles were produced. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: The wine has intense ripe pineapple and melon flavours on the nose. Hints of sweet baking spices like cinnamon and subtle nutty note.

Palate: Fruit driven entry with notes of white peach, apricot and mango. Nuanced spicy notes of jasmine, ginger and lemongrass. The wine is quite voluptuous on the mid-palate, very well textured. Nice creamy notes of butterscotch.

Finish: Refreshing minerality, notes of orange blossom and lemon rind. Balancing the richness of the wine perfectly and keeping it focused. Subtle nutty notes of almonds linger on the palate.

Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2019