2016 Domaine Tournon Landsborough Vineyard Chardonnay

Single vineyard, organically farmed

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Pyrenees, Victoria

Alcohol 13.5%

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The 1.4 Ha Chardonnay block on the Landsborough vineyard sits at an altitude of 390m in the Western Pyrenees Ranges on a contoured slope and is organically farmed.

Vintage

The 2016 vintage was dry and naturally low yielding in our vineyards due to minimal irrigation. The cool nights in our Landsborough Vineyard allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and achieve maturity while retaining freshness.

Soil

Well drained soil comprised of loose quartz with shale and siltstone.

Harvest

Hand picked at night in the second week of February.

 Vinification

Whole bunch pressing, followed by a cold sedimentation for 48 hours. Indigenous alcoholic fermentation in barrel (20% new oak).

Maturation

The wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels with light bâtonnage.

Tasting

Colour: vibrant golden yellow.

Nose: fresh crisp nose with notes of brioche, exotic fruits and slight toasty notes.

Palate: supple & fresh with a generous round structure supported by a good balance between acidity and minerality.