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Wyndham Estate Chardonnay Bin 222 2003

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Vinification and Maturation Rigorous winemaker vineyard assessment took place to ascertain the optimum harvest dates for individual Chardonnay vineyards. Once this date was determined, the fruit was harvested at night, while the temperatures were low, preserving the vibrant fruit flavours. Upon delivery to the winery, fruit parcels were individually pressed and clarified. Fermentation was initiated with a selection of premium yeast strains. Cool temperatures were maintained throughout to retain volatile flavour and aroma compounds. A variety of winemaking techniques were employed to build complexity and texture into the finished wine including extended yeast lees contact, French oak maturation, and malolactic fermentation. The use of free run juice exclusively, has produced a wine with a full flavoured soft palate, while extended lees contact has contributed a creamy mouthfeel. Analysis Alcohol: 13.0% Total Acid: 5.6g/L pH: 3.31 Colour Vibrant pale straw with green hues. Bouquet Ripe lemon and melon aromas combine with subtle malolactic derived butterscotch characters. In conjunction with well-integrated spicy vanillan oak, this creates a multi-layered wine of great complexity. Palate Intense, ripe stonefruits and preserved lemon flood the palate, while a creamy soft texture with balanced acidity ensures length and persistence. The fleshy rich fruit and subtle oak nuances linger on the palate. This wine is ideal for current enjoyment or short to medium term cellaring.

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Wyndham Estate:
We create wines that are generous and full-flavoured – for people who want more intensity and sensation from their wine experience. George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial shiraz vineyard in 1830. It was here, in his vineyard and house that is now a Heritage Listed National Trust Treasure, that he dedicated his life... Read more
We create wines that are generous and full-flavoured – for people who want more intensity and sensation from their wine experience. George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial shiraz vineyard in 1830. It was here, in his vineyard and house that is now a Heritage Listed National Trust Treasure, that he dedicated his life to creating full-flavoured wines.  This proud legacy of innovation and dedication endures at Wyndham Estate, where knowledge and experience is built upon by each generation of winemakers. A wider range of distinctively full-flavoured wines are crafted today. Still, Shiraz remains the signature variety of Wyndham Estate - the birthplace of Australian Shiraz. Read less

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Snooth User: Rehoboam12
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09/09/2007

Four glasses



Vinification and Maturation Rigorous winemaker vineyard assessment took place to ascertain the optimum harvest dates for individual Chardonnay vineyards. Once this date was determined, the fruit was harvested at night, while the temperatures were low, preserving the vibrant fruit flavours. Upon delivery to the winery, fruit parcels were individually pressed and clarified. Fermentation was initiated with a selection of premium yeast strains. Cool temperatures were maintained throughout to retain volatile flavour and aroma compounds. A variety of winemaking techniques were employed to build complexity and texture into the finished wine including extended yeast lees contact, French oak maturation, and malolactic fermentation. The use of free run juice exclusively, has produced a wine with a full flavoured soft palate, while extended lees contact has contributed a creamy mouthfeel. Analysis Alcohol: 13.0% Total Acid: 5.6g/L pH: 3.31 Colour Vibrant pale straw with green hues. Bouquet Ripe lemon and melon aromas combine with subtle malolactic derived butterscotch characters. In conjunction with well-integrated spicy vanillan oak, this creates a multi-layered wine of great complexity. Palate Intense, ripe stonefruits and preserved lemon flood the palate, while a creamy soft texture with balanced acidity ensures length and persistence. The fleshy rich fruit and subtle oak nuances linger on the palate. This wine is ideal for current enjoyment or short to medium term cellaring.

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