Normans Heritage Series Chardonnay 2016
Normans Heritage Series - Chardonnay 2016
This Chardonnay has pale yellow in colour with subtle notes of lemon curd and complement delicate aromatics of grapefruit and nectarine.
A fresh and elegant wine with pure fruit flavours of nectarine enhanced by crisp citrus acidity and a long, dry finish.
Selected parcels of fruit were sourced from the iconic cool climate region of the Adelaide Hills for this limited edition wine. The fruit was hand picked during the cool early hours of the morning. The fruit was then rapidly transported to the winery and immediately crushed, chilled and pressed. It was then allowed to settle before being racked off of juice lees, warmed and inoculated with selected dried wine yeasts. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks of various sizes at 12-18 degrees. A small proportion of the wine (5%) is fermented in oak barrels to add a touch of complexity and texture to the wine. The finished parcels are carefully assessed, with only the finest chosen for the final blend prior to bottling.
This well balanced Chardonnay is best to drink now or will reward short term cellaring.
Region Adelaide Hills
Winemaker John Harris