B3 Barossa Chardonnay 2015

B3 Barossa Chardonnay 2015

VINTAGE REPORT

The 2015 vintage will be remembered as short, swift and sensational!

The season started with good early and mid-winter rains, however August to November saw virtually no rain.  Budburst started in early to mid-September with a rapid onset of fruit set. The near perfect, mild ripening conditions continued through December and early January.  Mid-January saw rainfalls of 50mm replenishing soil moisture and setting the vines for perfect ripening conditions.  The warmer weather in February accelerated ripening with vintage starting in the last week of January.  The whites and reds show wonderful aromas and good natural acidy, with the reds showing very strong colour.

TASTING NOTE

Light straw in colour with vibrant green hues. The nose exhibits citrus characters of grapefruit and lemon with accents of white peach and melon. The palate is smooth, silky and rich in texture. The peaches and cream flavours are a delight and the finish is clean and fresh with long firm acids.

VINEYARDS

The fruit comes from the Tanunda hill vineyard located in the Barossa Valley. The vineyards were planted in 2003 and yield on average 5t/acre.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alcohol % / Volume 13.0%

GRAPES

Chardonnay