Reserve ‘Polly’s Block’ Chardonnay 2013



Awarded 94 points in James Halliday's 2015 Australian Wine Companion


Polly’s block is about 0.4ha in area and was planted in 1982 with cuttings sourced from Petaluma and Katnook. The fruit was hand-picked in early March and was then whole bunch pressed. The juice was pumped to new French oak hogsheads.
After fermentation the wine was stirred once a month on its yeast lees to extract more yeast character. After twelve months it was then blended and bottled without the use of any fining agents.
With a pale straw colour with some green tints this wine has a delightful nose of vanilla from the oak and brioche from the extended lees contact. The palate has intense lemon and grapefruit characters which is rounded out with sweet dough flavours and lovely but not overstated oak notes. The finish is long and strong with lemon coming through again on the back palate.

FOOD Enjoy it with white meat dishes such as pork and poultry such as chicken or duck.
CELLARING This wine has the structure and acidity to age very well for fifteen years or more.
PRODUCTION 128 dozen/1536 bottles


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