Oxford Landing Chardonnay 2021 750ml
Oxford Landing Estates Chardonnay is grown on a range of red sandy soils over limestone. Carefully controlled irrigation of these individual sites promotes well- balanced canopies so that the fruit ripens in dappled light allowing optimal fruit flavour to develop.
The Chardonnay for this wine is sourced from vineyards in South Australia, where our access to the latest clonal and rootstock combinations continues to deliver outstanding fruit typified by stone fruit, melon and grapefruit flavours. Our winemaking is focused on minimal intervention with the use of wild yeasts, malolactic fermentation, lees contact and subtle oak to give our Chardonnay depth, complexity and personality.
A wet spring with cooler than average temperatures led to flowering being two to three weeks later than usual
at Oxford Landing Estates. Our vineyards then enjoyed approximately 75mm of rain between Christmas and Australia Day (26th January). This led to a later harvest with the Chardonnay grapes benefitting from the extra three to four weeks on the vine, allowing them to develop a delicious spectrum of flavours.
Pale straw green in colour. Aromas of yellow peach and ripe nectarines with accents of wild honey and hints of lemon myrtle. These are supported by freshly cut hay and cinnamon spice complexities from wild fermentation. Medium bodied, layers of flavour build across the palate that reflect not only the fruit, but the use of wild fermentation and aging on yeast lees. On the palate the slightest hint of oak comes through as a hint of cinnamon and spice, highlighting the complexity derived from barrel matured reserve wine. Balanced acidity gives the wine thrust through to the refreshing finish.
Deliciously accompanies BBQ pulled jackfruit or pork sliders.
Region: South Australia
Total acid: 6.1 g/L