Knappstein Chardonnay 2006 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, South Australia

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Overview

Knappstein Chardonnay benifits from the temperate conditions of the Clare Valley. The grapes are able to ripen slowly in the vineyard, with the result being fruit which displays subtle characters of peach and melon. Less contact resultes in a full yeasty palate with the oak kept very subtle allowing the fruit to dominate.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2006 Chardonnay benifited from the cool Febuary period. The grapes ripened slowly and wine displays subtle peach and melon charaters. The palate shows full show yeasty characters from lees contact. The oak is very subtle allowing the fruit to dominate. The wine finishes with clean crisp acid.

Vintage: The 2006 vintage was a little warmer during January than 2005 but Febuary had near perfect ripening conditions.

Vineyard: The high Clare vineyards allow the grapes to maintain their structure as the flavour develops.

Winemaking: The wine is made with little manipulation to allow the fruit expression. The juice is cold settled prior to fermentation in older oak.The wine stays in contact with lees for 3-4 months.

Cellaring Potential: This wine is best enjoyed in the first 3 years.

Technical Information: Blend: 100% Chardonnay Harvest Date: Mid March Residual Sugar: 2-3 grams/litre Bottling Date: October 2006 Acidity: 6.8 grams/litre pH: 3.02 Alcohol: 13.5 % alc.vol Standard Drinks: 8.0

Vintage
2006
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery has been making premium Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is housed in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery built in 1878. Knappstein's philosophy is simply to produce the best of the Clare Valley in handcrafted wines and beer.

This commitment means that the winemaking team seeks to nurture the finest, most natural fruit from Knappstein's vineyards. In taking a minimal intervention winemaking approach, the winery ensures it captures the purest expression of the fruit in Knappstein's range of Clare Valley and SingleVineyard wines.

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