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South Australian 'Organic' Chardonnay 2010


Branded Price
$25 44% off
44% off
Bottled Price
$14.00
Case Price
$168.00
 
 
Description

This South Australian Organic Chardonnay 2010 is has intense aroma of milky caramel, nuts and buttery notes. The palate has a very textural mouthfeel with flavours of buttery caramel and a hint of mint. The wine was aged in French oak hogsheads for 12 months. 
 
The winery that produces this wine is one of Australia’s one 100 percent organic and carbon neutral wine producers. Their wines have been preservative free for over 10 years and they strongly believe in sustainable and demand a standard that shores up their bright, clear agricultural future by saying no to the use of any synthetic chemicals throughout our grape-growing, and wine-making processes. 

It’s all natural all the way when it comes to management of the vineyards. You’ll find these happy soil patches in Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley and Loxton, playing host to fruit honored by handling it as little as possible during the winemaking process.  

The winery is very proud that producing top quality organic wines can be done and they are doing it, with yields comparable to other non-organic wineries in the area. The nutrients used at the vineyard hail in part from compost but also by growing cover crops of legumes (for nitrogen) and cereals (for organic matter). The winery try’s its best to simply leave the vine to do its thing, to honor the process by keeping it simple and reducing cultivation as much as possible. To that end, the cover crop is rolled or slashed and thrown under vine. 

At the winemaking team’s discretion, they mulch under the vine row and at other times, they cultivate. Fungal diseases are handled using Ecocarb (an organic alternative to fungicide) and vegetable oil and insect pests are food for predators. The native vegetation surrounding the vineyards provide habitats for many of them. 

In the final stages of wine making no animal derived products are used for finning the wine hence you can be confident this wine is also vegan friendly. The end note? The dedication to sustainable practices isn’t only for the earth. The wines this producer makes and love are bright, well-balanced, and kind to your body. 

Comments from Our Wine Buyer: Finally, we have a hold of some Organic wines. Our customers have been asking for them for years and we have finally found not only the right supplier but organic and vegan friendly wines of exceptional quality. This 2010 Organic Chardonnay is buttery and creamy with superb oak notes and a beautiful full mouthfeel and texture. It is difficult to find a good organic white and I think we have hit the nail on the head with this one. A superb organic white wine and a phenomenal price at $14.00 per bottle.
 

Variety:
Chardonnay
Alcohol Content:
13.5
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
WACC Silver Medal IconWACC Silver Medal
Wine Notes
Colour:
Intense golden yellow
Bouquet:
Intense aroma, milky caramel, nuts and buttery notes
Palate:
Very textural mouthfeel, caramel, buttery note and a hint of mint
Oak Treatment:
12 months aged in French Hogshead
Source/Region:
Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley & Loxton - South Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for 5-7 years cellaring. Stelvin Cap Closure.

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