2019 Gipsie Jack Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the latest white varietal to be added to the Gipsie Jack range. This Chardonnay is small batch, with only 270 dozen produced.
The Chardonnay grapes for this wine have come from the only block of Chardonnay we have left in the Meechi vineyard at Langhorne Creek. The vines were planted back in the 1980’s and the vineyard is located centrally in the region, virtually in the township. The soils are free draining, aluvial sandy loam over a red clay layer.
The fruit was picked as a single parcel. Pressed straight to seasoned French oak barriques before undergoing natural wild fermentation, followed by secondary malolactic fermentation in the same oak. The wine was sulphured in place, left on lees and batonnaged every 2 weeks for 8 months, before being racked out to blend and bottled.
The palate is textured and balanced due to lees contact and the barrel ageing process, but still holding good acidity to give a nice clean finish. This medium bodied wine is dry with a slight hint of oak. Flavours of pear, green apple, hints of citrus and subtle apricot, along with a touch of honeysuckle. Makes an ideal match with matured cheese, Thai / Asian food. Cellaring Drink now!