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  • Wines Sales > Medhurst Reserve : 2012 Chardonnay

    Medhurst Reserve

    2012 Chardonnay

    Pale straw with slight golden hues. Complex and fresh with caramel, oatmeal and roasted nut aromas from barrel fermentation mingling with lemon sherbet, red apple and pineapple aromas.
    • $60.00

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    About the Range

    Selected vineyard rows, limited releases.

    The Season

    One of our more challenging vintages due to dry conditions and extreme heat during late January and February. Only 3 mm of rain was recorded during January and February, with only 376mm for the growing season. Crops were extremely low, with only 3.3 tonnes per hectare harvested on February 26th.

    Winemaking

    The fruit was selectively hand-picked, with any sign of damage from the January heat left on the vine. It was also decided to harvest early, whilst there were still fresh flavours and balanced acidity. As an additional response to the hot & dry season, half of the juice was fermented in stainless steel, giving a component that was fresh and crisp. The balance was more traditionally handled with fermentation in a mixture of old and new French oak barriques.

    Tasting Notes

    Pale straw with slight golden hues. Complex and fresh with caramel, oatmeal and roasted nut aromas from barrel fermentation mingling with lemon sherbet, red apple and pineapple aromas. Subtle fruit flavours of lemon, grapefruit and red apples lead to a creamy palate with hints of butterscotch, caramel, bruised apples and cinnamon. A creamy mid-palate fills out to a soft and dry finish.

    95 points

    2016 Halliday Wine Companion

Medhurst Reserve