On the Fly 2018 Chardonnay - NEW RELEASE

On the Fly 2018 Chardonnay - NEW RELEASE

Regular price $28.00 Sale

"Let your perceptions be challenged and your tastebuds tantalised with the cool climate qualities of a Tumbarumba chardonnay. A good chardonnay sits beautifully in the mouth, is well balanced and can even bring a smile to the face the critic who claims "I don't drink chardonnay" .

 

Vital statistics

Single vineyard chardonnay grapes (V5 clone)

Hand picked: 16 March 2018

Bottled: 28 January 2019

Production: 205 dozen bottles

13.7% 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 (using full malolactic fermentation) and matured on lees in French Alliers oak barrels (20% 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.