18 Eighty Nine Chardonnay

Golden colour in the glass with a youthful green hue; lovely aromas of melons and pear. Crisp and vibrant with fresh stone fruit flavours and a long satisfying finish. Balanced oak handling adds interesting nutty characters to the wine.

Vineyard Region: King Valley
Vintage: 2015
Color: A golden colour in the glass with a youthful green hue.
Aroma: This Chardonnay shows lovely aromas of melons and pear.
Palate: On the palate the wine is crisp and vibrant with fresh stone fruit flavours and a long satisfying finish. The balanced oak handling adds interesting nutty characters to the wine.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13%
Peak Drinking: Until 2019
Growing Conditions: Fruit for this wine was sourced entirly from our Brown Brothers Banksdale vineyard, located at 485 metres above sea level in the King Valley. It was harvested in parcels throughout February at a range of baumé levels from 12.2° to 12.6°.
Winemaker: Cate Looney
Winemaking Notes: Seventy percent of this wine was fermented and aged for nine months in French oak, of which 10 percent was new. The wine was bottled with an alcohol of 13.0%, a pH of 3.39 and an acid level of 6.4g/L

Technical Data

  • Brand : Brown Brothers ,

  • Varieties : Chardonnay ,

  • Vintage : 2015 ,

  • Bottle size : 750 mL ,

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