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Meerea Park Terracotta Chardonnay 2016 13% Pokolbin Hunter Valley Australia



The “Terracotta” wines get their name from the soils on which the fruit is grown. These red basalt clay soils are renowned for their low fertility thus reducing the yield of the vine naturally and increasing fruit concentration. The Chardonnay was grown on the red clay hillside of the “Lochleven” vineyard in Pokolbin. Handpicked fruit was whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in 1 and 2 year old French oak hogsheads. After 10 months maturation and no malolactic fermentation allowed, the wine was bottled under screwcap. Light straw in colour with aromas of white peach, cashew nuts and spice. The palate is refined and features nectarine and peach fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters are evident but this is high quality and in full harmony with the fruit. This finishes with long lingering zesty aplomb.

More on this wine:
RegionHunter Valley
Grape Variety (ies)Chardonnay
Food AccompanimentFresh poached ocean trout