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Victorian Alps Wine Co.

The Buffalo 2022 Chardonnay - 12 Pack

The Buffalo 2022 Chardonnay - 12 Pack

Regular price $336.00 AUD
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THE WINE: Pale to medium yellow straw in colour our Chardonnay has delicate yet complex aromas of fresh arrowroot spice, lemon citrus zest and ripe peach with hints of nougat. The palate has a clear, focused acid wrapped in flavours of Meyer lemon, custard tart and ripe stone fruit. Balanced and layered our wine has the definition of King Valley purity and length of flavour coupled with beautifully paired oak providing structure, texture and a long persistent finish.

THE VINTAGE: The vineyards cycled through the growing season with their own individual rhythm, responding to the challenges of a wet, cool spring, and a long, dry summer to emerge with clean, naturally balanced fruit. The outcome is a low yielding, high quality vintage with strong aging potential.

THE WINEMAKING: The Buffalo Chardonnay was picked in late March at a perfect ripeness of 12.4 baumé. The wine was gently pressed and cold settled with the free run portion kept separate. The free run juice was racked with some solids and warmed in a tank where it was seeded with a specially selected Chardonnay yeast. Once fermentation had commenced the juice was gravity fed into French oak barrels: 30% new, 30% one year old and the balance older oak. The wine fermented for 20 days at a temperature of between 16 - 18°C. In the last third of the ferment the wine was stirred daily to impart texture and complexity into the wine. After fermentation, the wine matured in oak barrels for 12 months with regular lees stirring. The wine was racked from barrel and then clarified ready for bottling.

FOOD MATCHES: Excellent with southern crayfish, a burnt butter sauce, saffron rice and fresh snow peas.


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