Rosabrook Margaret River Wines

Wines

2010 Chardonnay

Makers Notes

The colour is pale green to luminous straw. The aroma is lifted attractive melon fruits – not overripe but with some power – with hints of nectarine fruit lifting over a subtle vanillin oak background. The palate is dry and medium bodied, the wine has fine initial Chardonnay flavours that lead to a generous crème caramel middle, quite textured and structured without being aggressive and has a fine acid-persistent finish with oak, adding a subtlety of flavour and complexity to a fine wine.

Vintage Notes

After a fine spring and early onset of summer, the 2010 vintage in Margaret River was relatively free of weather issues. The vintage was a little atypical with a prolonged run of warm temperatures right through the harvest window – what ensued was a very intensive harvest period during mid-March and into early April. All in all, it was a fine vintage.

Vineyard Notes

Drawn exclusively from the Rosabrook vineyard, on a fine north sloped aspect in Jindong, Margaret River. Soils are gravels in a fine loamy mix and a simple low vigour vertical trellis.

Vinification Notes

Grapes were crushed, destemmed, the must chilled and the juice was soft pressed, clarified and then fermented using natural yeasts. During the fermentation, 15% of the wine was barrel fermented. On completion of fermentation, the wine was re blended with the oaked portion, clarified and held cold prior to bottling.

Vintage Information

VarietalsChardonnay
Alcohol13.7%
Total Acidity6.25 g/L
pH3.35
Residual SugarDry
Wine MakersBrian Fletcher
Cellaring3-5 years
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