Talland Hill Chardonnay 2016

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Talland Hill Chardonnay 2016

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-polperro-talland-hill-chardonnay-2016
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Talland Hill Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Chardonnay

Polperro wines minimum purchase is six bottles. This can be a mix of any Polperro wine.

Additional Information

Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 16

Talland Hill - Altitude: 170m above sea level Coordinates: 38*35’16’’ south, 145* 0’45’ East Average rainfall: 700mm Cropping: 1.5 tons/acre Clone: P58 (2.0 acre) Trellising system: VSP and cane pruned Planted : 1992 Vineyard orientation: Majority of vineyard planted on a north facing slope with north facing orientation. Chardonnay planted on a south west facing slope with vineyard rows orientating the same way.

The Talland Hill vineyard is the warmest and most sheltered of our three single vineyards, it is also the first vineyard to be picked each year. This site produces intense and mineral driven Chardonnay.

Wine Making

Baume: 12.2 front block and 12.7 villa block Analysis: pH: 3.24T/A 7.1 g/l FSO2 : 25ppm TSo2 : 90ppm Alc: 12.9%v/v Dissolved oxygen: 0.60 mg/L

The fruit is handpicked in two picks across front block and villa block, the fruit is then whole bunch pressed on the same day using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the winemaking process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur is added. Fermentation occurs using wild yeast and is then left unsulfured to the following summer at which time most of the wine has completed full malo-lactic fermentation. A minimal amount of sulphur is added in the spring and left in barrel for a total of 12 months where it is racked off gross lees and into tank .The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration.

Tasting Notes

A bold Chardonnay, initially closed, which opens up in the glass. Delicate creaminess, lemon zest and honeyed nuts on the palate. The complexity of this wine paired with its pure, long and dry finish, makes for the perfect food companion.

Review Vines planted 1992. Winemaker Sam Coverdale has these wines singing. Power and style. Pure chardonnay. It has volume and it has finesse. It tastes of white peach, butterscotch, spicy oak and nashi pear, the finish full of running. One for the true chardonnay lovers. Campbell Mattinson , The Wine Front- 94 Points
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