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2018 LW Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2018 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Pure Piccadilly Valley – Stone fruits, richness and length

Vineyard: Willsmore Vineyard, Piccadilly

Planted: 2004

Soil type: Sandy loam on sandstone

Picking date: March 9, 2018

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Skin contact: No

Processing: Crush and destemmed

Pressing: Only take free run juice

Cooling / settling: Settled off dirt and heavy solids for 24 hours

Ferment vessel: Mix of French and Slavonian oak Demi-muid and Barrique for 8 weeks, 50% new

Aging vessel: Slavonian oak Demi-muid for 12 months on lees, then stainless steel for 4 months on fine lees

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.8%

pH: 3.26

TA: 6.7

SO2: 32F, 68T

Production: 200 dozen

2018 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay