Conquest McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2022
Conquest - McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2022
Medium Straw in colour. White peach typical of McLaren Vale Chardonnay with citrus and melon. Lovely length and structure with flavours of white peach, citrus, melon and oak all play a pivotal role to the balance achieved. This wine is a great example of a fresh flavoursome McLaren Vale Chardonnay with little influence from the winemaker, which allows the talent of the grower to shine, as the vineyard is where truly great wines are made.
The grapes were delivered to the winery and de-stemmed before being soft pressed. The pressing were kept separate and after cold settling and clarification the juice undertook a cool fermentation. An aromatic yeast isolate was selected to enhance the aromatics and older French oak provides wonderful depth and creamy/nutty characters. Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.
Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.
DOUBLE GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022Varietals Chardonnay
Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
Winemaker John Harris