Angove Wild Olive Organic McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2019
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Organic
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Approachable and exciting this Chardonnay has ripe peach and melon notes with a hint of citrus and a clean, balanced finish. Quality McLaren Vale fruit was fermented using a number of techniques to enhance the complexity in the wine including the use of indigenous yeast and in barrel fermentation.
Tasting Notes from the Winery for Angove Wild Olive Organic Chardonnay 2020
Olive groves are planted throughout McLaren Vale's rolling hills and stunning vineyards. It is inevitable in this idyllic Mediterranean climate that many escape their confines and find themselves places to grow wild and free along the banks of the many winter creeks than run through the region, without restraint and minimal input from man.
Sustainable organic management of our vineyards including under-vine mulching to enrich the soil and increase carbon content, manual removal of weeds, no synthetic herbicide and fungicide use and zero artificial inputs ensures vines with better balance, fruit concentration and overall vineyard biodiversity and health. 2019 vintage had two extreme weather events that caused reduced yield. The first was a hailstorm in November which damaged some fruit. The second was the hottest day in 10 years when the mercury peaked at just over 46.6°C on January 24th – only vineyards with good canopies and subsurface moisture were able to cope – thankfully ours had both and we harvested the small crop in early March. Grapes for the 2019 Wild Olive Chardonnay have been sourced from a long term grower in the McLaren Flat subregion. This vineyard has heavy, moisture retaining Biscay clay soils which together with cooling breezes from the nearby Gulf St Vincent give the wine its fantastic array of ripe tropical flavours.
The handpicked grapes were crushed, chilled and pressed immediately on arriving at the winery. After a short period to settle some of the solids the juice was racked to barrel and fermentation occurred using the indigenous yeast in the winery. When the ferment was complete the yeast lees in each barrel were stirred weekly to provide texture and mouthfeel in the finished wine. After 6 months in barrel the wine was racked and lightly filtered prior to bottling.
COLOUR: Pale yellow with olive hues.
AROMA: Lifted tropical fruits and peach combine with a hint of French oak.
FLAVOUR: Rich and textural, this wine is packed with ripe fruit flavours and the long savoury finish hints to the fermentation in French oak.
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 2-4 years, but why wait?
HAVE IT WITH ... Roast Pork with star anise, cinnamon and orange zest sauce.
Certified Organic Vegan Friendly Minimal Preservatives
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
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