Cellar Reserve

2016 Alma Schild Reserve Chardonnay

Barossa Valley
Bottle size
750 mL

Pale straw in colour with fragrant notes of lemon citrus, pear and stone fruit coupled with more delicate glimpses of floral blossom perfume, mineral bath salts and hints of hazelnut. Flavours of lemon lime citrus powderpuff, along with notes of nectarine, white peach and nougat which have been softened and accentuated by extended lees stirring. A subtle oak framework and some integrated natural acidity then provides the required freshness, drive and length through to the finish. Looks possibly more driven and mineral than previous vintages due to natural acid retention from the vintage.

Winemaking Notes

Fruit for this wine is harvested in the cool of the night and delivered quickly to the winery. The wine undergoes fermentation in oak barrel where it remains for 6-9 months undergoing regular assessment by the winemaking team before being prepared for bottling.

Growing Conditions

Cool December and January night time temperatures saw favourable white wine ripening conditions prevail towards the end of the growing season in the region. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid.

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