'Uley Vineyard' Chardonnay
A near perfect growing season resulted in our earliest harvest in 26 years. The even crop of magnificent Chardonnay grapes was hand harvested on February 23. Initial juice analysis showed Baumé 12.9 degrees, pH 3.08, titratable acid 8.5g/L.
Following whole bunch pressing, partially settled juice was transferred to new, 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was induced in 50% of barrels. After 12 months of oak maturation, the wine was transferred to tank for stabilisation. Bottled 3 March 2017. Alc/Vol 13.5%.
This elegant cool climate Chardonnay is well described as “peaches and cream”. Peach aromas lead onto a rich, creamy palate with added oak-derived smoky notes. A beautifully balanced wine with fresh citrus acidity and great length.
About Barratt Wines
Barratt Wines, acclaimed for its award-winning specialty Pinot Noir, is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Piccadilly Valley; a premium grape-growing region of South Australia’s Adelaide Hills and has been operating for almost 35 years by winemaker & viticuturalist Lindsay Barratt.
Since 2012, all grapes are sourced from a single vineyard, ‘Uley’, to produce quality wines handcrafted to exacting standards.