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Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2008

Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2008

Food Matching: This refreshing and elegant wine will suit a platter of salmon gravlax served with a light oil and caper vinaigrette. Try also with baked chicken breast filled with toasted macadamia pieces and soft cheese.

Colour: Light brilliant gold with light green tinted edges.

Nose: A complex and harmonious nose combining attractive peach,nectarine and hints of grapefruit with well integrated barrel maturation characters of vanilla, toast, marzipan and a gentle butterscotch note.

Palate: A richly layered palate structure, appealing fruit of peach and nectarine, melon and citrus notes are combined with subtle oak flavours. Sweet vanillin and creamy barrel fermentation characters highlight the light toast notes. The oak flavours and hints of buttery malolactic are in fine balance with the long lingering fruit flavours.
 

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SKU: 586878 - Chard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Chardonnay
Harvest Date
25th February to 17th March
Acid
5.7g/L
pH
3.36
Aging
This wine will age gracefully for many years
Residual Sugar
1.8g/L
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Colour: Light brilliant gold with light green tinted edges. Nose: A complex and harmonious nose combining attractive peach, nectarine and hints of grapefruit with well-integrated barrel maturation characters of vanilla, toast, marzipan and a gentle butterscotch note. Palate: A richly layered palate structure, appealing fruit of peach and nectarine, melon and citrus notes are combined with subtle oak flavours. Sweet vanillin and creamy barrel fermentation characters highlight the light toast notes. The oak flavours and hints of buttery malolactic are in fine balance with the long lingering fruit flavours.
Vineyard Notes
2008 Coonawarra vintage is remembered not only for the seasonal variability, but the ripe outstanding fruit flavours. During veraison, slightly above average temperatures and dry conditions produced fruit in excellent condition. Harvest of Chardonnay was approximately one week earlier than usual and the grapes were in pristine condition, disease free and near optimum ripeness. The wines have attractive ripe varietal expression, with the vibrant stone fruit flavours expected of the variety.
Winemaker Notes
35% of this wine was barrel fermented in new French oak, 45% barrel fermented in a mixture of older French and American oak, with the balance fermented in stainless steel. Following barrel fermentation, the wine underwent weekly batonnage. During this maturation a small proportion of barrels completed secondary, malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
This refreshing and elegant wine will suit a platter of salmon gravlax served with a light oil and caper vinaigrette. Try also with baked chicken breast filled with toasted macadamia pieces and soft cheese.

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