Ant Moore Estate

Chardonnay

Highlights

Low yields; hand harvested; whole bunch pressed. Fermented in old oak predominantly and aged on lees allowing natural malolactic fermentation with very little winemaker intervention.

Ripe citrus notes, stone fruit and blossoms.

Taste

Nose:
Ripe citrus notes, stone fruit and blossoms.

Palate:
Great fruit with ripe citrus, peach and blossom notes, combined with 18 months on lees in old oak have produced soft fine acid length to compliment the smooth subtle toast and nut characters. Layers of fruit and secondary savoury characters make this a wine of true interest with intensity and depth.

 

Vinification:

Low yields; hand harvested; whole bunch pressed. Fermented in old oak predominantly and aged on lees allowing natural malolactic fermentation with very little winemaker intervention.

Analaysis

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.26

Acid: 6.1g/L
Sugar: 1.5g/L

Wine Makers Notes:

The Spinner is a blend of 2 vintages; barriques were selected based on their unique characters and individuality, after extended barrel maturation. The 2010 selection displayed natural fine acidity with savoury and mineral notes. This complemented the 2011 selection which offered flavours of white peach and melon.

Being non vintage may seem an unconventional way to go, however this allowed us to utilise two very natural wines, creating something more interesting, with greater depth and balance via the “assemblage”. Very much a case of wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

The Spinner will continue to age gracefully and develop greater complexity and richness for the next 2-4 years.