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2020 Birdhouse Chardonnay

$35.00
2020 Birdhouse Chardonnay

2020 Birdhouse Chardonnay

$35.00
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COLOUR   Light straw.

NOSE   Lifted honeysuckle, yellow peach, honeydew melon and sweet oak aromatics.

PALATE   A concentrated palate full of citrus and stone fruit enveloped in generous oak.  A fine acid profile drives the wine through to a long, flavoursome finish.

WINEMAKING  Harvested in the cool of the evening to retain varietal freshness. Gently pressed, settled overnight before racking to French oak barrels with some solids for textural integration into the wine throughout fermentation, maturation and lees stirring. This Chardonnay showcases complexity and elegant oak influence while still allowing the fresh varietal characters to shine through.

VINTAGE NOTES   2020 was a warm and dry vintage, however a wetter than average winter set us up well for this. The growing season started off with a warm spring followed by a hot summer. We did have one significant rain event late February which slowed down the reds and allowed for ripening of tannin and flavour to catch up with sugars. The warm and dry conditions reduced disease pressure, this also resulted in ample marri blossom around the district which eased the bird pressure experienced in 2019. Yields were low across the board, but on the upside this resulted in excellent quality with concentration of flavour across all varieties.

Vegan friendly