Akarua Chardonnay

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

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:  14 - 16 years
Trellis System & Pruning: 2 cane vertical shoot positioned (VSP) canopy.

VINTAGE 2011

Picking date(s): 29/03/2011
Growing conditions: A cooler, wetter  season overall. Specific rows were selected and the crop reduced to allow full flavour development for this wine.
Growing Degree Days: 983 GDD.
Rain mls: 265mm for Sept-March growing season.

VINIFICATION

Whole bunch Pressed
Yeast:  Various
Fermentation heat: <20°

VINIFICATION

Oak treatment: 15% New

APPEARANCE

Golden, straw colour

BOUQUET

A full bodied wine showing citrus and tropical  aromas.

PALATE

The palate is rich with stonefruit and vanillin supported by a lingering minerality typical of the region, which provides great length.

CELLARING

5-7 years.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Viticulturalist           •  Gillian Wilson
Winemaker             •  Matt Connell
Brix at Harvest        •  22.5
Alcohol                   •  13.9%
Residual Sugar        •  2 g/l
Titratable Acidity      •  7.6
pH                         •  3.30

Akarua Chardonnay 2011 Chardonnay - Akarua

Akarua Chardonnay
2011 Chardonnay

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