Macclesfield Chardonnay 2016

Macclesfield Chardonnay 2016

$40.00

Sophisticated and sexy, this wine is a Chardonnay connoisseur’s delight.

We’re proud of the way our Chardonnay vines have matured over the past 20 years. The fruit now possesses a complexity which is reflected in the glass and speaks truly of Longview’s terroir.

Wild yeast, barrel fermented vinification has delivered a wine with a rich mouth feel, subtle nectarine and white peach flavours and a pristine acid line. Its gentle spice and slightly creamy finish is heightened by perfectly integrated French oak.

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A pure expression of fruit quality and vineyard character. Characteristics of ripe nectarine, white peach and underlying minerality are the hallmarks of our cool climate Adelaide Hills  chardonnay. Perfectly integrated French oak used during fermentation adds depth and complexity. The palate is elegant; ripe stone fruit and subtle citrus, finishing crisp and clean with restrained acidity. Enjoy it on its own or with a range of cuisines.

Sorting and selection starts out in our vineyard where only the best bunches are handpicked. Using solely L10V1 Chardonnay clones, the grapes are whole bunch pressed with the juice racked into barrel and fermented using wild yeast for 20 days. 100% fermented in French oak (70% new, 30% second use) with 50% allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The wine saw lees contact for approximately 3 months and spent a total time of 9 months in oak before light filtering pre-bottling.

2018 Macclesfield Chardonnay

“Longview is building a reputation for both the length and breadth of its range and this is terrific chardonnay for the price; beautifully balanced, impressively varietal with the poise of a ballerina and the coiled power of an MMA artist. The fruit was all hand-picked from low-yielding high-altitude vines. French oak adds interest. Thoroughly modern, thoroughly delicious.” – Winsor Dobbin

“Fantastic classy topographical label- rich citrus & stone fruit aromas, so smooth, tasty & round flavours- superb balance & depth of flavours with an excellent lingering finish!” – Dan Traucki

2016 Macclesfield Chardonnay

Bronze Medal – 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show

Bronze Medal – 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show

95 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion ‘WOW Factor Whites’ 2017. “The distiguished line-up of clones has obviously contributed to the complexity of the texture and flavour of this impressive chardonnay; it has layers of fruit, with some creaminess ex the mlf matching the crunchy natural acidity, and quality French oak providing another layer”

Bronze Medal – 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Bronze Medal – 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards.

90 Points – Huon Hooke. “Light straw colour with a creamy yeast-lees aroma, with a tinge of smokiness. There’s a lot more to it than simple fruit. Oak is liberally utilised, the palate intense and deep, firm and tight, with good persistence.”

93 points – Mike Frost, The Courier Mail. “This complex estate grown, Adelaide Hills white shows citrus and stone fruit on the nose and palate, with integrated French oak and a touch of creaminess from malolactic fermentation and nutty lees maturation. Enjoy over next five years with chicken or pork dishes.”

Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 0.4 g/L
pH 3.37
Total Acidity 5.06 g/L

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