Salena Organic Chardonnay 2011
- Certified Organic
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
The wine exhibits a light straw colour with a touch of green. Fresh aromas of peach, fig and honeysuckle greet you initially and are integrated with a soft cashew nut overtone derived by subtle oak handling. This is a soft full flavoured wine showing citrus peel and honeydew melon fruitiness. The texture is creamy and viscous yet has a lovely lemony finish to cleanse the aftertaste. A finely balanced wine that delivers all the attributes you would expect from the sunny Riverland of South Australia.
Alc/Vol : 13.5% pH : 3.40 Total Acid : 6.7 g/L Residual Sugar : 6 g/L
These organically grown grapes were carefully monitored during the ripening season and harvested in the cool of the morning to retain all the natural fruit characters. After de-stemming and crushing the juice was cold settled prior to temperature controlled fermentation which was completed in 21 days. Organic standards were rigorously followed in the vineyard and winery to maintain the natural fruit flavours of the Chardonnay grape. Storage on yeast lees for 2 months has complexed the palate and added a lovely creaminess which will mellow with age.
Silver Medal : 2011 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show