2017 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

2017 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes

Fine and intense single site Chardonnay
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$88.00
 
SKU: SASLVChard17

A luxurious match with kingfish ceviche
Ideal drinking until 2026
Ideal serving temperature: 10-12°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site.
Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone ridges.Whole bunches were chilled overnight, then pressed, before fermentation in new and used 500 L French oak puncheons. The wine spent a further 10 months in barrel with gentle stirring.
Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone ridges.Whole bunches were chilled overnight, then pressed, before fermentation in new and used 500 L French oak puncheons. The wine spent a further 10 months in barrel with gentle stirring.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.

Reviews

TOP GOLD - 2018 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

 

96 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Superb refinement and elegance from this high-altitude vineyard source. This has a peach and lemon edge with hints of honeysuckle and grilled white peaches. There’s an intense acidity kick here. Power delivered with elegance. Grilled hazelnuts to close. Drink or hold. 

TOP GOLD - 2018 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

 

96 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Superb refinement and elegance from this high-altitude vineyard source. This has a peach and lemon edge with hints of honeysuckle and grilled white peaches. There’s an intense acidity kick here. Power delivered with elegance. Grilled hazelnuts to close. Drink or hold. 

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