Single vineyard wines from the Yarra Valley are the ultimate expression of terroir.
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The 2017 Langrook Vineyard Chardonnay sings with aromas of white peach, crunchy pear and grapefruit with hints of oak spice. The palate builds with rich intense stone fruit and citrus flavours layered with fine grained French oak. A beautifully balanced wine that displays great fruit purity, elegant restraint and seamless natural acidity leads to a powerful, crisp finish.
Chicken in White wine and Caper sauce; Tagliatelle with Seafood; Ricotta stuffed Zucchini flowers.
Grapes were sourced from the Langbrook vineyard at Yarra Junction in the Upper Yarra Valley. The soils consist of weathered clay loam that is free draining. This area was selected based on its consistent ability to provide a cool to cold growing season that is essential in the development of intense Chardonnay varietal characteristics with lively acid structure.
After a cool spring and summer and a nervous January and February we saw an amazing early Autumn spread through the Yarra Valley. A stand out growing season.
The fruit for the 2017 Better Half Langbrook Vineyard Chardonnay was handpicked at 12.4 baumé with balanced acid and fruit freshness. All fruit is hand picked and cooled overnight. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and sent to barrels for wild ferment with full solids. The juice was fermented in French oak barriques, 30% new to provide mid-palate texture and complexity. The wine is battonaged monthly and left on lees for 11 months to add further texture and palate weight.
Alcohol 13.4%, pH 3.21, TA 6.43 g/L
750mL, 6 bottles per case