2016 Shaw + Smith Chardonnay Half Bottle

2016 Shaw + Smith Chardonnay Half Bottle

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375mL - Limited Availability
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SKU: SASM316Half
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Try with pan fried whiting
Ideal drinking until 2023
Ideal serving temperature: 10 - 12°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes. The 2016 vintage had warm but even ripening conditions, and our elevated sites gave us flavoursome, precise Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes
Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes. The 2016 vintage had warm but even ripening conditions, and our elevated sites gave us flavoursome, precise Chardonnay.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Predominantly from our Lenswood Vineyard, at 455 – 500m elevation. Undulating with east and west facing aspects, the soils are brown loams over clay with broken shale on the ridges. The vineyard was planted in 1999. Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Fermented and matured on lees in French oak barriques and puncheons. September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.
Production Notes
Predominantly from our Lenswood Vineyard, at 455 – 500m elevation. Undulating with east and west facing aspects, the soils are brown loams over clay with broken shale on the ridges. The vineyard was planted in 1999. Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Fermented and matured on lees in French oak barriques and puncheons. September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.

Story

Winemaker Notes
The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000, giving us the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day. The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood vineyard. Chardonnay was originally planted in Lenswood for sparkling wine production but it now fulfils its potential for fine still wine, with finesse, flavour, and great natural acidity.
Winemaker Notes
The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000, giving us the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day. The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood vineyard. Chardonnay was originally planted in Lenswood for sparkling wine production but it now fulfils its potential for fine still wine, with finesse, flavour, and great natural acidity.

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