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On the Fly 2016 Chardonnay - LIMITED STOCK

On the Fly 2016 Chardonnay - LIMITED STOCK

Regular price $28.00 Sale

"Every vigneron dreams of producing a gold medal wine. Our 2016 Chardonnay has delivered just that. Our goal long before we produced wines was to produce high quality grapes. We feel we are getting it right. Oh what a feeling!"

Please note - we are having a short break so deliveries will take place after 10 October 2019. 

 

Vital statistics

Single vineyard chardonnay grapes (V5 clone)

Hand picked: 2, 5 March 2016

Bottled: 18 February 2017

Production: 217 dozen bottles

13.1% alcohol/vol

 

Appearance

Straw coloured

 

Nose

Citrus and white stonefruits with a sweet nuttiness of French oak

 

Palate

Well balanced acidity with a long, satisfying finish.

 

What Alex Mackay (our winemaker) did

The grapes were 100% whole bunch pressed. The juice was then fermented in French oak barrels (25% new) for 11 months before being blended together and bottled.

 

What the wine says

This wine says "I am a real Tumbarumba chardonnay - well structured with elegance and a very satisfying mineral acidity. I've developed a bit of funkiness after hanging out with some new (and old) French barrels for 11 month. 

What others are saying

This chardonnay was awarded a gold medal in the 2017 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards.  Winewise said "The lemony fruit is backed up by nutty complexity and a touch of funkiness. The palate is long and textural, with a strong line of acidity".