2019 Mt. Panorama Estate Chardonnay

$50.00 inc. GST
Class Cool Climate Chardonnay.

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Mate with fruit from the Mt Panorama Estate vineyard, it was hand harvested on 27 February and 1 March Crushed and pressed, then cold settled for 3 days before racking off lees. The wine was 100% barrel fermented with no temperature control over a 2-week period with weekly battonage over the first month after fermentation and then monthly from there on. 10-month elevage in French oak barriques, 25% new, it was bottled without fining and a light filtration in January of 2020.

This is a classic Mt. Panorama Chardonnay. Light straw in color, it smells of crushed stones, orange blossom, green pear and apple and a restrained, earthy spice. A wine of distinct components. On the front there is a refreshing presence of agrum and lemon pith. As it builds into the middle pallet, the mouth is filled with minerality, earth and a grapefruit tang which is all rounded out by a rich finish of roasted nuts and spice.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Alcohol:          13.0 %

PH:                  3.25

Free SO2:        35 ppm

Total made:     40 dozen

These Renzaglia wines are proving a revelation, with the engineering of flavour and structural architecture as finessed as the packaging. No shortage of ripe fruit flavours, with dried mango, white peach and nectarine strung across a chassis of salubrious oak, impeccably integrated, imparting riffs on hazelnut, truffle, nougat and chestnut. A masterstroke of ripe fruit, sexy oak, pungent mineral and mouthwatering freshness. Generosity far from the Madding Crowd. A very fine wine. 96 Points, Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)