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2017 Mt Difficulty Growers Series Lowburn Valley Chardonnay

2017 Mt Difficulty Growers Series Lowburn Valley Chardonnay

There is a delicious interplay of citrus and stonefruits with white blossom adding interest.'
Mt Difficulty

AUD $34.99 A BOTTLE

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$209.94 A CASE (6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty label have traditionally been sourced from vineyards situated on the South side of the Kawarau River at Bannockburn. The Growers Series is a recent addition to the Mt Difficulty portfolio, allowing us to showcase the terroir of different sub-regions. The Lowburn Chardonnay is a blend of two “Growers Series” vineyards, Packspur and Golden Hills. Both are situated in the Lowburn area to the north of Cromwell.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The fruit was hand picked in peak condition on the 9th April at Golden Hills and the 19th April at Packspur, harvested cool and handled in an oxidative fashion. We fermented 100% of the juice in barrel with full solids using indigenous yeasts. 17% new French oak was used for the wine’s maturation, whilst maturing no lees stirring was utilised. The wine went through a partial (~65%) malolactic fermentation in spring, after which the barrels were stirred for a period. The wine was racked from barrel and filtered before being bottled unfined in March.

    TASTING NOTES

    The riper vintage character comes through in the aroma with ripe citrus, peach notes, and background brioche character. There is a delicious interplay of citrus and stonefruits with white blossom adding interest. The plush texture and focus of the wine defines the palate; with citrus framing the acidity, and ripe phenolic notes on the finish. Mt Difficulty Lowburn Chardonnay will improve for 5 -7 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.

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