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Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2018

Seppelt

Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2018

Seppelt

Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2018

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 2018 Jaluka features lively citrus and stone fruit characters with a creamy texture balanced by well-integrated French oak to produce a complex, refined Chardonnay.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Good complexity on the nose with plenty of stone fruit aromatics and hints of peach-skin balanced with subtle oak note.

Flavours and Palate

On the palate, white peach flavours combine with citrus notes and subtle spicy oak characters. The chalky acidity is balanced by creamy lees texture to produce a complex, refined Chardonnay.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show
94 Points James Halliday

James Halliday

"Takes its name from the nearby Jaluka Forest. A very small cool-grown chardonnay at any price, let alone this - and then there's the prospect of strategic discounting. Grapefruit, melon and apple are in play, ditto subtle French oak. Will have a long life."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A cool winter with good early rainfall was followed by warm, dry spring conditions, resulting in excellent fruit set. Summer temperatures were average to warm, with persistent fine conditions and little rain, resulting in above-average yields 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), Puncheons (500L) and Vats (3000L) – 25% new oak overall.