Hamilton Almond Grove Chardonnay

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Country: Australia

Region: South Australia

Producer: Richard Hamilton

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2017

Colour: White

Varietals: Chardonnay

Style: Dry

Food Pairing: An excellent companion for poultry, seafood or pasta.

Serving Temperature: 12 -14

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Description

Colour: Medium straw with attractive green tints.
Bouquet: Full ripe peach nose complexed with an elegant nutty vanilla influence from French oak.
Palate: This is a restrained, medium bodied style with a persistent flavour finishing with a soft acidity. Flavours are in the spectrum of nectarine and peach.
 

Winemaking

WINEMAKING NOTES
We promote dappled light in our vineyards to provide slower ripening and less exposure to direct sunlight to ensure the berries are fresh and crisp. Moderate yields of 5-7 tonnes/ha. The free run juice was cold settled before fermentation with French oak and the resulting wine was kept on lees to promote length and creaminess and allowed to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. On final blending, the wine received a light fining while stabilising and was bottled in early November.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
‘Almond Grove’ has obtained its name from the almonds which were widely grown in McLaren Vale on land which now bears our vineyards. Richard Hamilton is noted as the first to have planted Chardonnay in McLaren Vale (in 1972).

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
The lead up to vintage was quite dry in McLaren Vale leading to modest crops. Early and mid February saw some above average temperatures alleviated by some rain in mid February which replenished the vines. Subsequent cooler weather slowed ripening to present a later harvest than in recent years. Quality is sensational.
 
PH: 3.21
Acidity:5.7gms/litre
Residual Sugar: 0.29 gms/litre

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