Estate Chardonnay 2023

Estate Chardonnay 2023

Estate Chardonnay 2023

Regular price $25.00
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VINTAGE
Mild weather conditions resulted in optimum fruit ripening conditions in what was a picture perfect vintage.

REGION
Blackwood Valley & Swan Valley

VARIETAL
100% Chardonnay

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.38
Titratable Acidity: 6.77

CELLARING
3-5 years

WINEMAKING NOTES
This wine was gently pressed to tank before its 3-day fermentation. It was then rested in French oak barrels for three months prior to the Blackwood Valley fruit being blended with the Swan Valley Chardonnay.

TASTING NOTES
NOSE:

An enticing nose of fresh white nectarine and jasmine, with hints of gun flint.

PALATE:
This lively and youthful chardonnay exhibits a flinty, linear minerality on the palate that is citrus-driven with engaging lemon blossom and slate characters. A subtle coating of soft, white nectarine and sweet citrus flavours builds into a wonderful finish that persists.

★★★★★

Gained top points from Matthews, who thought it: “A different spin on chenin blanc with new oak vanilla bean notes on the nose. Surprisingly, works quite well on the palate. Glossy green apple, baked pastries and crème fraiche. Nice line and
length, with seamless acidity.” I loved its apple/stone fruit combination, apple-skin texture and length.

Score - 95

Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
Nikola Estate Regional Chenin Blanc 2021
★★★★

Appealed to me with its positive, gooseberry and feijoa aromas. The palate’s round, with flavours turning more to stonefruits. It finishes with subtle sweetness and good ength. Honan noted, “A subtle lick of volatile acidity on the inhale. Saline sweetness on the palate, lemon and passionfruit. Moreishness. Great carry, compels another sip.

Score - 92

Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
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