2022 Josef Chromy Chardonnay
Colour: Pale to Medium lemon
Aroma: A celebration of elegance, purity and freshness. Beautifully layered aromas of nuts and oak spice, a hint of flint and an abundance of citrus and stone fruit. A mineral, chalky quality and sea spray deliver lift and freshness.
Palate: Texture and weight are nicely balanced by lively acidity. There is a great drive and tension to the wine with flavours of citrus, fine toasty oak and a hint of nutmeg spice. The finish is long and moreish.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay grown on our estate in Northern Tasmania
Winemaking: Sourced from our premium Chardonnay block, fruit is hand-picked when cold and whole bunch pressed. The juice is settled overnight and barrelled in French oak barriques (30% new) with a Very Tight Grain. 20% is set to wild yeast fermentation and the balance is inoculated with 3 yeast strains to accentuate fruit, weight and texture. 60% of the 2022 Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation which contributed greatly to the wine’s texture and structure. The wine spent seven months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then rested in tank on lees to maintain freshness and further develop complexity. Minimal fining was carried out, and the wine was bottled in early 2023.
Cellaring: Drinking well on release or cellar to 10 years. Expected to fully develop in bottle after 2 years.
Serving: Enjoy chilled with a variety of seafood dishes, creamy chicken or washed rind cheeses like Epoisses or Taleggio.