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Rosily Vineyard

Chardonnay 2018

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Appearance: Clear and bright straw green.

Nose: Fresh and clean with a straw-like bouquet that builds into an array of white peach, jasmine and hints of nougat.

Palate: Layered and luxurious revealing grapefruit, lightly toasted cashews and subtle spice notes that lead to a clean mineral finish. Integrated and refined French oak selection with controlled lees contact adds a further level of depth.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Willyabrup
Harvest Date
20th and 21st of February, and 6th of March 2018 - all by hand
Aging
9 months maturation in French oak (50% new)
Fermentation
Barrel fermented, 12% malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
6th December 2018
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Rosily vineyard is planted on a gentle hill sloping down to a tributary of the Willyabrup brook, which flows in the winter months. The soil types on the property vary from deep gravelly loams, to coarse gravels, to lighter sandy soils over a clay base. This soil diversity (in conjunction with Margaret River’s climate and our north facing aspect) gives Rosily Vineyard the ability to produce vastly different styles of wine, all from within the 80 acre site. The most elevated portion of the block has some gravel. This was specifically identified as being ideally suited for the chardonnay vines in the initial stages of planting.
Production Notes
Vine Age: 24 years at harvest time. Cropping Amount: 11.04 tonnes. Cropping Level: 1.55 tonne / acre. 7 different clones, with just over 50% of the fruit used coming from the Gingin clone and around 40% sourced from the Burgundian clones 95, 96, 76, and 277.
Winemaker Notes
Each clonal component is carefully matched to the ideal selection of French oak, with different parcels then receiving different amounts of malolactic fermentation, contact with solids and lees stirring. Barrel ferments were allowed to start with wild yeasts before being finished with cultivated strains.
Production
Average Production (over 19 years) – 733 cases, 2018 Production – 520 cases
Other Notes
This wine is ready for immediate drinking however it has the structure and composition to gain further complexity over the next 7 years.
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