2018 Theia Chardonnay - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Owned, managed and farmed by Frewin & Candice, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Organically farmed since January 2016, it was certified in April 2018 as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA.

Full NASAA Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is east facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Chardonnay grapes and wine.

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed with wild fermentation on full solids starting in tank.

Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment.

25% new oak, 75% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months barrel maturation.

Occasional lees stir with full malo-lactic fermentation.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 90 dozen.

Wine

Complex nose with biscuity oak and pine-lime splice with fresh white peach and coconut. The palate layered and textural, with fine acidity finishing with macadamia nuts and lingering stone fruit. Benefits from a little time to open.

Ready to drink at release, cellar 5-7 years, possibly beyond.

Alcohol 12.1% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $45

Release May 2019

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