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Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2023

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Year 2019
13.5% Alcohol
by Kooyong Estate

The 2019 Kooyong Clonale is a blend of Chardonnay from Kooyong and Port Phillip Estate's Tuerong and Balnarring vineyards. The fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed directly into French oak barriques (of which 7% were new), where fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on lees (without battonage) for nine months. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.

Pure and attractive, the nose opens with flint and ginger spice that leads to fruiter notes of stone fruit and lime. Rounding this out is a subtle hint of white floral and honeysuckle. On the palate, there is an engaging nectarine flavoured fleshiness that is cut with fresh orange and lemon acidity together with a fine, chalky structure.

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James Halliday

From estate vineyards at Tuerong and Balnarring. Whole-bunch pressed to French barriques (5% new) for wild fermentation and 10 months on lees. It scores thanks to its purity and balance.

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