CLO, 2015 Revee Chardonnay
Tumbarumba, New South Wales
A pretty serious little Chardonnay from one of my favourite Chardonnay regions in Australia. Complex, citrus, stonefruits, spicy ginger. Full bodied, generous and lovely texture. One to savour!
Elevated at 730m on basalt soils from the Revee vineyard in Tumbarumba, NSW.
Chardonnay is handpicked from 37 year old vines and wholebunch pressed to a neutral 1000L Stockinger foudre and an old French barrique. The wine is barrel fermented wild through primary and allowing full natural malolactic fermentation without the addition of bacteria, enzymes or adjustments.
The resulting wine is left on lees for 2.5 years with no bâtonnage or remontage occuring. It is transferred out of oak after 12 months ahead of settling in tank for 18 months.
Unfined, unfiltered and with a total of 20ppm SO2.