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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Light straw green with sweet peach and grilled citrus aromas complementing the soft, spicy oak on the nose. The generous palate offers hazelnut & nectarine with hints of spicy preserved lemon with a long and elegant finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.31

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

TIME IN OAK

Partial

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The region enjoyed a typical start to a warm and dry growing season with little rainfall
in November and December, and average spring temperatures evolving into a near perfect summer growing cycle. The slightly lower yields have resulted in exceptional fruit ripeness and show an exquisite concentration of aromas and flavours. The overall season offered superb conditions for a range of varieties throughout the vineyards. Across the board, quality was outstanding

Vinification details

Once harvested, the fruit was crushed, pressed and clarified. The ferment was carried out with select yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

 

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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Light straw green with stone fruit and citrus flavours complemented by subtle French oak. Soft and fresh with balance and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.36

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

FINED USING

Bentonite

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Vintage conditions leading up to and during the 2019 vintage were warm and dry resulting in restricted crop levels, however well-managed irrigation ensured the vines did not suffer during these periods and quality was maintained. As the cooler weather arrived, ripening returned quickly, placing pressure on the winery to cope with successive days of high crush volumes.

Vinification details

Once harvested the fruit was crushed and pressed, and the juice cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

 

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This wine is clean, fresh and focussed. The fresh orchard fruit gives it a clean crisp palate, encouraging another swig...

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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Light straw green with stone fruit and citrus flavours complemented by subtle French oak. Soft and fresh with balance and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.36

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Warm, dry weather during the 2018 harvest restricted crop levels and helped to produce exceptional fruit quality with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Lower rain levels during the growing season translated into smaller berries, making Trentham’s winemakers very happy!

Vinification details

Once harvested the fruit was crushed and pressed, and the juice cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 92 pts

 

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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Light straw green with stone fruit and citrus flavours complemented by subtle French oak. Soft and fresh with balance and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.47

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

‘Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heatwaves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine and an unusually late harvest.

Vinification details

Once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed, and the juice cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Light straw green with stone fruit and citrus flavours complemented by subtle French oak. Soft and fresh with balance and length.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

Vintage conditions

The 2016 vintage was a very condensed vintage producing good quality whites and reds; a very warm spring was followed by a relatively mild summer with no prolonged heatwaves.

Vinification details

Once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed, and the juice cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

 

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Chardonnay, Trentham Estate

From estate-grown fruit, Trentham's Chardonnay is shaped by ripeness of fruit at harvest and the winemaking techniques used.

Pale straw in colour with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and subtle oak; flavours of nectarine and white peach are complemented with light toasted oak. Balanced, long and soft.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.37

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Anthony Murphy

VARIETY

Chardonnay

HARVEST DATE

February 2015

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Murray Darling

Vintage conditions

The 2015 growing season was close to perfect with mild dry weather producing excellent fruit. The mild season allowed a longer ripening period which resulted in good flavours and better balance.

Vinification details

Once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed, the juice was cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in 500L French oak puncheons. After some ageing the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.

 

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