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2019 LW Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2019 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Classic Piccadilly Valley – Stone fruits, purity and length

Vineyard: Willsmore Vineyard, Piccadilly

Farming: Organic

Planted: 2004

Soil type: Sandy loam on sandstone & ironstone

Picking date: February 27 & 28, 2019

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: 7.8

SO2: 30F, 64T

Production: 145 dozen