ANDEVINE RESERVE 2017 TUMBARUMBA CHARDONNAY
Pale yellow colour, the bouquet is fresh, yeasty and cashew-nutty, and slightly sulfury. The palate is delicate and light, soft and fruit-driven, with traces of tropical fruits and grapefruit. The finish is firm and lean and the wine is quite closed. After two days ullaged, the wine had opened and was superb. A very tight, tense, bright and driving chardonnay of terrifically fine, delicate but intense flavour, invisible oak and refreshing acidity. A wonderful chardonnay with a big future.
Drink 2019 - 2029
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The Yarramundi vineyard in Tumbarumba was planted by Brian Wilkinson in 1992, clone I10V3, on Scott Henry trellis system. The vineyard is on an eastern facing hill and orientated in North-South rows so are protected from the ravages of the afternoon sun.
Hand harvested and crushed to press. Juice was processed without the addition of clarification enzymes before being racked clean. Cool fermentation with cultured yeast, half of the wine was fermented in tank, the balance transferred to finish in barrel. Both portions matured undisturbed on lees for eight months then back blended for bottling. The combined percentage of new and one year old oak would be 15% across the blend.
Very pale straw with green hues.
Complex citrus and guava notes with hints of spicy oak and nougat.
Fresh, lively and complex with great intensity and drive. Full of citrus fruits the wines flavour is long and refreshing.
Monitor in cellar through to 2027 and beyond.
Harvest Density: 12.1°Be
Harvest Date: 15th March
Acidity: 7.4 g/L
Alcohol: 12.8% v/v
R.S: 1.6 g/L