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The Sum
Chardonnay 2018

$20 per bottle

RRP: $22.00

Region: Pemberton
Variety: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.3%

 

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Tasting notes

This wine is pale straw in colour and displays aromas of stone fruit, ripe
pear and melon with subtle vanilla pod and sprinkles of roasted cashew. All
of these flavours surround an intense citrus core. The palate is clean with
impressive texture: an elegant balance of acidity and fruit intensity with
some complexing oak nuances. The flavour profile for this wine allows it
to be enjoyed on its own or with a wide range of white meat and/or Asian
dishes. Although this wine is best consumed while young and fresh, further
complexity will develop over the next 5-7 years.

Tasting notes (PDF download) 

2018

Season notes

The 2018 was as close to perfect as we have ever seen in Western Australia.
Good winter rains and mild early Spring weather allowed the vines to
establish healthy canopies and well balanced fruit loads. The mild/sunny
weather continued with little in the way of extremes allowing for minimal
disease pressure and even ripening and flavour development. A near
perfect Autumn enabled picking to occur at optimum flavour and sugar
development. We are expecting great things from this vintage.

Winemaking

Fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to prevent oxidation and retain
flavour. The free run fraction (550L/T) and pressings were treated and
fermented separately with the free run fermented at 12-14 degrees C in
stainless steel with French Oak staves and the pressings barrel fermented
in 3yr old French barriques. All parcels were fined separately then blended
according to taste.

Wine data

Alcohol: 12.3%
pH: 3.03
T/A: 6.4g/L
Residual Sugar: < 2 g/L