2018 McGuigan Cellar Select Tumbarumba Chardonnay

2018 McGuigan Cellar Select Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Item No. 179643-1
4.3 out of 5 Customer Rating
Distinctively cool climate, aromas of nettle and gooseberry combine with a palate featuring white melon, grapefruit and cashew nuts before a racy acidity ensures a clean refreshing finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$22.00
Distinctively cool climate, aromas of nettle and gooseberry combine with a palate featuring white melon, grapefruit and cashew nuts before a racy acidity ensures a clean refreshing finish.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Dry

Dry

Overview

The Tumbarumba Chardonnay was sourced from a high altitude vineyard located near the town of Tumbarumba located at the base of the Snowy Mountains in NSW. The growing season started slowly with a cool spring and had strategically timed rain during the generally warm dry growing season

The Chardonnay grapes were machine harvested at night and then transported to our Hunter Valley winery and processed into an airbag press. The juice was drained directly to new French oak barrels and fermented with a variety of yeast strains. The wine was held in new barrels for approximately 4 months prior to fining, stabilisation and bottling.
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Tumbarumba, NSW
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Winemaker
Peter Hall
Alcohol Volume
12.34%
pH
3.34
Residual Sugar
2.4
Total Acidity
7.91

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Has distinct cool climate aromatics consisting of nettle and gooseberry. Some tight coffee coconut charred French oak and light malolactic character are also present.

Palate

Showcasing integrated tannin and fresh crisp finish. Very Chablis like in flavour profile.

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Hard Cheese

Hard Cheese

Pasta

Pasta