2012 Chardonnay

Chardonnay Cheese and Grape Board

Victory Point Chardonnay

The chardonnay vineyard at Victory Point was planted in 2000 and has never been irrigated.

Approximately one third of the vineyard is planted with the Mendoza clone and the remaining two thirds evenly spread between the Dijon clones 76, 95, 96 & 277.

Assemblage

46% Gin Gin clone picked 17th February, 12.4 Be, 3.28 pH, TA 9.7g/L

54% Mix of clones 277, 76, 95 and 96, picked 23rd February, 11.3 Be, pH 3.38, TA 6.5 g/L

Whole bunch press, 50% wild fermentation, 100% barrel fermentation, 10 months maturation on yeast lees, 15% MLF, 30% new French oak.

12.1% alc, pH 3.22, TA 6.9 g/L

Tasting Notes

A combination of top quality fruit and careful handling, have produced a chardonnay of depth, complexity and finesse. On the nose, compelling aromas of white peach, nectarine, and lemon brioche, intermingle with hints of flint, oyster shell and toasty oak. On the palate lemon rind, white stone-fruit, and almond meal flavours draw into a savoury mineral finish that is long and moreish.

Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Reviews

James Halliday Wine Companion | 95/100

“In the centre of Margaret River Chardonnay style, celebrating depth and complexity courtesy of grapefruit juice and zest, fig, stone fruit and melon. Drink to 2022”