2018 L. Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay MAGNUM

Notes of lemon curd, warm spice, toast and a touch of stony minerality. Magnum – 1.5L

$75.00

TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is light straw in the glass. The nose is complex and intense with notes of lemon curd, warm spice, toast and a touch of stony minerality. On the palate it is medium-bodied with flavours of golden delicious apple and vanilla, balancing acidity and a touch of tannin from the barrel fermentation. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity.

Drink now at cool room temperature or hold for the short-to-medium term for added complexities. Pair with savoury dishes rich in cream or butter.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our third vintage of Chardonnay from our neighbour Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard! After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes were full-cluster pressed. No sorting was required as the grapes were in pristine condition. The must was then transferred to a mix of 228L, 400L and 500L French oak where it underwent alcoholic and full malolactic fermentation. Following this, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 12 months prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months of rest before bottling in March 2020, following light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is light straw in the glass. The nose is complex and intense with notes of lemon curd, warm spice, toast and a touch of stony minerality. On the palate it is medium-bodied with flavours of golden delicious apple and vanilla, balancing acidity and a touch of tannin from the barrel fermentation. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity.

Drink now at cool room temperature or hold for the short-to-medium term for added complexities. Pair with savoury dishes rich in cream or butter.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our third vintage of Chardonnay from our neighbour Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard! After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes were full-cluster pressed. No sorting was required as the grapes were in pristine condition. The must was then transferred to a mix of 228L, 400L and 500L French oak where it underwent alcoholic and full malolactic fermentation. Following this, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 12 months prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months of rest before bottling in March 2020, following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

100% L. Viscek Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Brix at Harvest

21.2

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3.6 grams/Litre

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Reviews

93 Points -- David Lawrason -- WineAlign

“Here's a ripe, rich, polished and quite delicious chardonnay from a neighbouring vineyard of 13th Street in the Creek Shores appellation. It has an almost opulent nose with yellow pear, vanillin, hazelnut and toast all nicely interwoven. It is medium-full bodied, quite smooth, satiny and glossy in texture, with fine acidity. The length is excellent to outstanding. May be the best chardonnay yet delivered by 13th Street. Tasted May 2020.”