2017 del Rios 'AD' Chardonnay

2017 del Rios 'AD' Chardonnay

$60.00

This is the inaugural wine of the 'AD' range, which are exceptional wines from our Mt Anakie vineyard, produced in small quantities and released in only the best years.

A rich full-bodied wine with the perfect balance of fruit, generous oak, and acidity.

94 Rating - Huon Hooke - Light to medium yellow colour, with a youthful, lightly-toasted cashew nut aroma, overlaid by a subtle veneer of 'chicken stock' sulfides. The wine is rich and quite full-bodied, with an opulence that belies its youth and cool-climate origins. Firm, tangy acidity. A rich generously flavoured chardonnay. (40% new Sirrugue oak. Volcanic soil).

Technical Information

Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Mt Anakie, Geelong
Harvest date 10th March 2017
Details Alcohol: 13.4%  |  pH 3.31  |  Acidity: 6.2g/L
Serving Temperature 12°C
Cellaring potential Enjoy now. Cellar 8-10 years from vintage. 
Process

Whole bunch pressed. 

100% natural fermentation in barrel and largely went through malolactic fermentation. Kept on lees for 1 year before bottling in March 2018.

A small selection of the best 2017 Chardonnay barrels. Matured in 50% new French Oak and 50% 1-2-year-old French Oak.