Normans Old Vine Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2021
Normans Old Vine Limestone Coast - Chardonnay 2021
Pale yellow straw with saturated golden notes which will become more dominant with time. Apple, pear and white peach all provide initial lift whilst oak provides a buttery nuance.
Fruit driven initially with obvious signs of high-quality French oak which was achieved from fermentation and aging. Wonderful white peach, nashi pear, honey dew melon and a clear crisp line of acid which is kept in balance with the wonderful complexity derived from French oak which with further time will develop further creamy and nutty notes.
The vineyard sources are selected old vineyards located on the Limestone Coast in South Australia which encompasses Padthaway, Mundulla, Robe and Coonawarra. Picked a little later than our other Chardonnay hand and selected blocks with the correct flavour and Baume were selected then destemmed, settled, and fermented using specific yeasts with French oak then allowed to rest on lees for an extended period and aged with additional French oak. The wine was bottled after 6 months then allowed to settle in bottle for another month prior to release.
Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring 3-5 years.Varietals Chardonnay
Region Limestone Coast
Winemaker John Harris