2019 Leontine Chardonnay

2019 Leontine Chardonnay

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Named after Maurice O'Shea's mother, the Leontine Chardonnay is a modern expression of a classic variety. Vivacious, complex and elegant, this wine is a fitting tribute to an exceptional woman.

Chardonnay

2019

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Pale straw with golden hues

Aroma

Ripe peach, citrus and nectarine with complex nutty and toasty notes

Growing Conditions

A beautiful growing season, with dry weather during winter followed by lovely spring rains to rejuvenate the vineyards. Great canopies, healthy vines and an abundance of water made one of the hottest years on record easy to manage with grapes picked at normal to later than average days than in previous years. Great flavours and wonderful acidities are the standout feature of 2019.

Palate

Rich and full with lovely acidity driving the palate. Lovely flavours persist with fine texture and lovely balance.

Vinification/Maturation

A combination of machine and hand harvesting, the grapes were crushed, chilled and pressed to tank before a light racking to tank and barrel for fermentation. 3 weeks of cool fermentation, followed by 6 months on lees before blending and bottling.   

Alcohol/Vol

13.5%

pH

3.37

Acidity

6.4

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