2020 The Urban Professor Chardonnay

This small batch Margaret River Chardonnay displays a lifted bouquet of nectarines, grapefruit and brioche dough. Wild fermentation delivers a light flinty note, while fine French oak maturation and extended time on lees provide complexity and mid palate richness to the wine yet retaining precision and impressive length. Produced in extremely small quantities, this wine is a reflection of both site and season.

 

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$33.00

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

appellation:

100% Margaret River (Wilyabrup)

composition:

100% estate grown chardonnay

alcohol:

13.12%

residual sugar:

<0.1 g/L

TA:

7.5 g/L

pH:

3.21

TASTING NOTES

colour:

light straw

nose:

stone fruit & brioche notes

palate:

citrus and flinty notes; mid palate richness

weight:

medium body

length:

good length

acid balance:

refined

tannins:

nil

flavours:

nectarines,grapefruit, brioche

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

this small batch Margaret River chardonnay displays a lifted bouquet of nectarines, grapefruit and brioche dough. wild fermentation delivers a light flinty note, while fine french oak maturation and extended time on lees provide complexity and mid palate richness to the wine yet retaining precision and impressive length. produced in extremely small quantities, this wine is a reflection of both site and season.

VINEYARDS NOTES

vines:

1,894 on 1.13Ha, planted 1999

pruning:

cane, August 2019

bud burst:

early September 2019

verasion:

early January 2020

irrigation:

yes

spray:

sulphur/lime only

verasion:

early January 2020

irrigation:

yes

spray:

sulphur/lime

HARVEST NOTES

harvest date:

1 February 2020

method:

hand pick

baume:

12.5

yield (t/h):

2.04

WINEMAKING NOTES

fermenter:

oak barrels, with bâtonnage

yeast:

indigenous (wild) yeast

pressing:

whole bunch day of harvest

oak:

new 33% and old french oak

cooperage:

Latour

fining:

bentonite

bottling:

December 2020

preservative:

light sulphur

cellaring potential:

3- 5 years

food pairing:

seafood, pasta, risotto, soufflé

 

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