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2021 Chardonnay

2021 Chardonnay

The first white from our Seasonal Release Range represents a new approach to Chardonnay for O'Leary Walker.

Luke Broadbent Winemaker
$40.00
  • Wine Club Members Price
  • Vegan

Variety

Chardonnay

Region

Adelaide Hills

Food Pairing

Poultry

Vintage

2021

Colour

Pale lemon green.

Bouquet

White peach, grapefruit and nectarine. Creamy oak with flint and orange blossom.

Palate

Grapefruit, peaches and cream and spicy oak. Elegant texture harmonises with oyster shell minerality and a gun flint finish. 

Ageing Potential

Drinking wonderfully now, this wine will age well up to five years.

Vineyard

Fruit is sourced from 25-year-old vines in Charleston, Adelaide Hills. This area has a very cool climate, with the vineyard well looked after and the soils perfectly suited to growing premium Chardonnay.

Vinification

The fruit for this release was pressed and split into four portions: oak with natural ferment, oak for ferment with inoculated non-saccharomyces yeasts, oak for sequential ferment with inoculated non-saccharomyces yeasts to start and with inoculated saccharomyces to finish, and stainless steel tank, inoculated with saccharomyces. Each portion had different characteristics and flavours and were re-blended back together for bottling, which has resulted in a complex and layered Chardonnay.

Technical Details

Alcohol - 12.5%

pH - 3.27

Acidity - 7.5g/L