Akarua Chardonnay

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

REGION

Region: Central Otago

Sub Region: Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Akarua Estate Vineyard

Vineyard block(s): Kawarau clone 6

Aspect: North/North West on elevated glacial terrace.

Row orientation: East/West

Soil: Weakly structured light alluvial soils overlaying schist rock.

Vine age:  19 years

Trellis System & Pruning: 2 cane vertical shoot positioned (VSP) canopy.

VINIFICATION

Whole bunch Pressed

Yeast:  Various

Fermentation heat: <20°

VINIFICATION

Oak treatment: 8% New

APPEARANCE

Golden, straw colour

BOUQUET

Stone Fruit and citrus intermingled with Tropical aromas

PALATE

Citrus, stone fruit flavours are enhanced with delicate oak and honey characters. A spine of minerality draws out its length.

CELLARING

5-7 years.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemaker              • Andrew Keenleyside

Brix at Harvest        • 21.5

Alcohol                    • 13%

Residual Sugar        • 0.5 g/l

Titratable Acidity    • 6.0

PH                            • 3.23

Akarua Chardonnay 2016 Chardonnay - Akarua

Akarua Chardonnay
2016 Chardonnay

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