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Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2017

Seppelt

Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2017

Seppelt

Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2017

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$27.00
750 mL
$26.00
6 x 750 mL
$156.00

Overview

Overview

Deriving its name from Victoria’s picturesque Jaluka Forest, Jaluka Chardonnay is a bright, modern expression of Chardonnay from the Henty Region in South–West Victoria.

Jaluka Chardonnay harnesses the unique characteristics and cool maritime climate of Henty, and incorporates some parcels of fruit from Seppelt’s prized Drumborg Vineyard established in 1964 – one of the southernmost vineyards of mainland Australia. The 2017 expression features lively citrus and stone fruit characters with a creamy texture balanced by subtle French oak.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2026
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of white nectarine, nutty oak and citrus pith complemented by flinty barrel ferment characters.

Flavours and Palate

On the palate, vibrant stone-fruit characters are balanced with crunchy acidity and toasty oak. The balanced combination of lees texture and mineral structure adds layers of complexity to the palate.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

93 points Campbell Mattinson
90 points Huon Hooke
Gold 2018 National Wine Show of Australia
Bronze 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Awards

Campbell Mattinson

"Henty Chardonnay. Made by Adam Carnaby. All matured in large format French oak, with a small amount of mlf.

Signature line and length but with texture and flavour. It needs time but everything here is in the right place. White peach, citrus, pink grapefruit and creamy/spicy/toasty notes from oak. Almost tart but not quite. Slings confidently, almost aggressively, through the finish. Will be beautiful."

Huon Hooke

"Light to medium straw colour, with a dominant nutty, toasty bouquet. There is good vitality on the palate: it’s refreshing and moderately intense, crisp and cleansing, with clean acidity and refreshing properties. A tight, reserved, fruit-driven and vibrant style."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A wet winter with above average rainfall was followed by cool, dry spring conditions, resulting in good fruit set and lower than average yields. Summer temperatures were cool with little rain, resulting in a long growing season and exceptional quality.

100% barrel fermented with solids included and only a small amount of MLF. Lees stirred once a month and matured for nine months in a combination of French oak barriques (225L) and Puncheons (500L) – 25% new oak overall.