MCA Anniversary Edition
2016 Chardonnay

$30.00 non member price
bottle (s)
  • Colour:

    Pale lemon with a lime hue.

  • Nose:

    Fresh aromas of white peach and melon.

  • Palate:

    Delicate flavours of melon and lime, balanced by subtle oak nuances with a long finish.

  • Source:

    Bimbagen’s McDonalds Road Vineyards.

  • Vinification:

    Fruit was crushed and juice settled before transferring to old and new French oak puncheons and barriques. Three different yeast strains added texture and depth.

  • Blending:

    Barrel selections based on complexity derived from fermentation characteristics.

  • Aging:

    Eight months in new and old French oak.

  • Bottling:

    September, 2016

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Chardonnay12.5%5+ years13th Jan 2016100% French New & Old3.426.4g/L

Vintage 2016 was ultimately rewarding in many ways. Hail at flowering followed by 400mm of rain in January created many challenges in the vineyard. Hot dry weather in between ensured even consistent ripening, however grapes for this wine were harvested prior to any adverse impact from late January rain.