Delatite Estate Chardonnay 2012 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

The 2012 growing season started out with some refreshing rain for the vines and then very cool, even ripening weather. This resulted in Chardonnay fruit that was very restrained and tight in flavour with a wonderful backbone of acid.

Our Chardonnay fruit was handpicked and then whole bunch pressed to give the most pristine juice possible. The juice was cold settled and then allowed to undergo fermentation from wild yeast. A portion of the wine was also fermented in new oak barrels to give the wine texture and complexity.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; wild yeast ferment and lees contact have been substituted for oak in recognition of the delicacy of the grapefruit and apple fruit aromas and flavours of this elegant, fresh wine. Rating 90 - Drink by 2016 - James Halliday, Austalian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

This Chardonnay has flavours of lemon rind and grapefruit with hints of Granny Smith apples coming through the palate. The extended contact on yeast lees and periodic lees stirring has given the wine some generosity and roundness to balance out the fruit flavours with just a hint of oak.

Food Matching

Match with poultry dishes, especially lemon roasted duck.

Cellaring

Well suited for drinking now but its structure will reward cellaring for at least eight years.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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Delatite is a small family run winery, established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Specialising in cool climate wines, especially white aromatics, it is sited on a picturesque rise overlooking the vineyards toward Mt Buller in North-east Victoria.

As part of families who have been farming in Australia since the early nineteenth century, David and Catherine are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and winemaking with integrity.

Since 2002 they’ve followed Biodynamic practices across all areas of vineyard operations and also believe in minimalist winemaking.

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