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2015 Cape Banks ChardonnayChardonnay from Australia

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"Est. 1883, the Cape Banks Lighthouse is a significant orange monument 30 mins drive from our vineyards in Mount Gambier. Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low...

  • 94 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
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"The incisive cut and thrust of the wine is the direct result of the ultra cool climate, not dissimilar to that of Henty. Grapefruit, white peach and nectarine are bound together by acidity."

Product Description:

"Est. 1883, the Cape Banks Lighthouse is a significant orange monument 30 mins drive from our vineyards in Mount Gambier. Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex wine – indeed a beacon of a Chardonnay.

50% new French oak Hogshead barrels for 4 months, going through malo-latic (2nd ferment) changing the malo acids into lactic acid, the same as in milk and butter, giving it a creamy mouth feel.

50% select yeast ferment - single ferment only keeping the crisp lime, pink lady apple and mineral notes. This is ‘left on lees’ (the dead yeast after ferment) and is stirred to increase flavours and complexity." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 107632
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Limestone Coast
Ratings

94 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.7%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla