2015 Trofeo Estate Amphora Chardonnay


This Chardonnay has been 100% fermented and aged in </span>Florentine Terracotta Amphora, resulting in a wine that fully expresses purity of fruit. Aromas reminiscent of lemons and limes dominate on approach. On the palate, subtle caramel notes mingle with fresh citrus, creating a vibrant wine that is supported by a creamy textured mouthfeel. Drink now or cellar for up to 7 years.

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Harvest 26th Feb – 23rd March
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 2015
Clone P58, I10, 76, 95, Mendoza
Winemaking All grapes were hand harvested between 26th February and 23rd March. Picking dates were selected based on analysis and sample tasting. Grapes were whole bunch pressed to 550L/t. Juice was settled for one day then racked to Terracotta Amphorae where fermentation took place, 60% of which was wild. Ferments were kept cool until the baumé dropped to about 4 then left to warm. 40% was left to undergo malolactic fermentation. Wine was aged in Terracotta Amphorae for 10 months accompanied with periodic stirring of the lees to enhance mouthfeel texture and complexity. Wine was then racked, fined with bentonite and filtered ready for bottle.


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