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2019 BK Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2019 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Chardonnay with it all- flinty, a bit of oak and powerful fruit

Vineyard: Joyce Vineyard, Gumeracha and Hersey Vineyard, Kuitpo

Planted: 1997

Soil type: Sandy loam on clay

Picking date: February 23 and March 1, 2019

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Time on skins: 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 Barrique and puncheons for 3 weeks

Aging vessel: French puncheons and 2000L Slavonian oak Foudre for 8 months on lees, then stainless steel for 8 weeks on fine lees

Filtration: Sterile

Fining: No

Alc: 11.9

pH: 3.29

TA: 6.9

SO2: 30F / 76T

Production: 500 dozen