Angove Organic Chardonnay 2013
- Certified Organic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Light straw with green hues, this is a medium bodied white. Peach, lemon and cantaloupe flavours combine with light oak on the nose. On the palate the wine has a sublime texture and good length with a soft finish.
Specially selected Organic certified vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale of South Australia lend their fruit to this wine. Exceptional organic husbandry has produced ripe flavoursome fruit.
Vintage 2013 in the heartland of the Australian wine industry followed some quite cool nights in the winter of 2012. A cool start to spring meant many varieties were slow to get started in their growing. Once things warmed up in late spring it was back to more normal conditions for the Riverland. These perfect growing conditions were welcome but highlighted the importance of
well managed irrigation practices. Heat spikes in November and January were of little concern four our vineyards with suffi cient moisture in our soil profile.
Picked late at night to harvest the grapes as cold as possible the grapes were transported to the winery and pressed using modern membrane tank presses. After cold settling the clear juice was carefully racked to cooled fermentation tanks and inoculated with selected yeasts. Cool fermentation was followed by minimal handling fi ltration and bottling at the Angove winery.
“ This chardonnay reinforces Angove’s reputation for value. Melon and citrus aromas meet the nose; they’re attractive and varietally pure with no apparent oak. It tastes fresh and clean and is well balanced. ”
87 Points - The Age - Ralph Kyte-Powell - 13.08.13
“ A clean and vibrant young chardonnay sourced from organically managed vineyards. It has light stone fruit with a touch of cashew and cereal. The palate has lively medium-bodied fruit intensity with a zingy citrusy finish. Easy drinking in the short term. ”
88/100 - West Australian - Ray Jordan - 01.08.13