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2017 Backyard Stories Chardonnay

2017 Backyard Stories Chardonnay

Backyard Stories

+ $45.00

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: Intense green with some lemon.

AROMA: Fine and pure with a perfume of cashew nut and Chardonnay fruit aromas that are complemented with integrated high quality French oak.

PALATE: A very fine palate, with real length and persistence. This is a classical Chardonnay and with further cellaring will reward those with patience. Fruit flavour dominance will see a fine Chardonnay expression in the future.

FOOD MATCH: Duck or goose is a fine accompaniment.

CELLARING: Five years

TECHNICAL NOTES

REGION: Margaret River

VINTAGE NOTES: The 2017 vintage for whites was cool and very late – it is and will be a classic year for whites, as good as or better than the great 2006.

COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay

WINEMAKING: The Chardonnay grapes were selected for intensity of flavour with the objective to make a wine that is fine, persistent and with the potential to bottle age over the medium term. Whole bunch pressed, the wine is fine and long. Hand stirring of 40% new barrels has allowed the wine to evolve as necessary before the final decision to assemble the wine for bottling.

ALCOHOL: 12.75% vol.     STANDARD DRINKS: 7.5

pH: 3.40

ACIDITY: 6.75 g/l

RESIDUAL SUGARS: Dry

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